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2 civilians injured in explosion at Makua Valley military facility

MAKAHA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two civilian ground maintenance contractors were injured Monday after a blast at a U.S. military training installation.

Honolulu Police Department officials say a landscaper working in the military training area at Makua Valley hit a piece of unexploded ordnance around 1:45 p.m. while using a weed whacker. The device apparently exploded, resulting in injuries to the two men.

A helicopter from the Wheeler Army Airfield medevaced the two men to the Queen's Medical Center.

One man was reported to be in critical condition, while another is believed to have suffered only minor injuries.

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