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A 15-year-old male was severely injured Sunday afternoon when the homemade explosive device he was making ignited.
Deputy Kyle Bennett said that the teen was in a field behind his home in McClain Heights subdivision when the accident occurred.
The juvenile, whose name was withheld, was transported by Spencer County EMS to University of Louisville Hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries.
Bennett said one leg suffered more serious injuries than the other, but that both were hit by shrapnel from the device.
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