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Oil Rig Collapse

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An oil drilling rig collapsed this morning near Killdeer in western North Dakota.

Early reports from authorities indicate that no one was injured in the accident.

No official statements have been released at this time as to what caused the failure with the precision rig.

An investigation as to what happened is underway at this time.

This is the second time in recent months that a collapse of this nature has happened.

We'll have more details on the incident as they become available.

There are currently 188 active oil drillings rigs in North Dakota.

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