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West Branch man dies in lawn mowing accident

WEST BRANCH, Iowa (AP) - Cedar County sheriff's officials say an 80-year-old West Branch man has been killed after the riding lawnmower he was operating struck a propane line causing an explosion.

Frank Kabela of West Branch was killed in the accident on Thursday afternoon. He was declared dead at the scene.

Sheriff's officials say a blade of the mower Kabela was riding punctured a propane line that ran to a portable grain dryer. It then ignited and exploded.

No other details were immediately available.

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