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Resident return home following evacuation in central Iowa

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Residents in an area east of Des Moines were being allowed to return home after an anhydrous ammonia leak forced them to evacuate.

The evacuation was ordered after an anhydrous ammonia tank ruptured Friday evening.

Officials with the Polk County sheriff's office say a farmer was in a field east of Pleasant Hill when the tank ruptured, creating a cloud of the chemical.

The sheriff's office says some injuries were reported but none were believed to be serious.

No other information was immediately available.

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