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Man dies in apparent meth lab explosion at apartment

February 22, 2020 GMT

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — A man was killed in what authorities believe to be a meth lab explosion at a Massachusetts home, officials said Saturday.

Police said they were called to the Norton apartment complex around 1 a.m. Saturday and found damage believed to have been caused by a meth lab explosion. Police say the resident had fled the home before first responders arrived.

A little later, authorities were called to an Attleboro home to help a man who was experiencing a medical emergency and police determined he was the same man injured in the explosion.

The man was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

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Police have not released the man’s identity.