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Fire Extinguisher Explodes; 1 Man Dead

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BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - One person is dead after an old fire extinguisher exploded on Monday morning at a Brookhaven home.

Officials say 48-year-old John Tarver was cleaning out a home and found an old rusted extinguisher. Tarver picked it up and it exploded.

Officials say the bottom plate of the extinguisher hit his forehead, killing him. Officials say he died from blunt force trauma to the head.

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