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Explosion at The Hobbit Studio Injures Two

Two people were injured while working on the set of The Hobbit on Tuesday, in Wellington, New Zealand's Stone Street Studios. The studio, co-owned by Peter Jackson, is in the midst of producing the two-film prequel to Lord of the Rings.
The accident occurred at around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, local time (Hobbits live in the future), and was reportedly the result of an "industrial explosion." Both injured parties were hospitalized "as a precaution," and weren't seriously hurt, so let the Baggins jokes commence. [NYP]

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