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1 Brazilian Sailor Hurt, 2 Missing After Antarctica Explosion

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SAO PAULO, Brazil — An explosion caused by a fire left one Brazilian navy personnel wounded and two others missing at a Brazilian base in Antarctica early Saturday and forced dozens of researchers to evacuate, authorities said.

The Brazilian Navy said the fire broke out in a room housing energy generators of the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Base, a research station located in Admiralty Bay, King George Island, near the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Defense Minister Celso Amorim relayed news of the accident to President Dilma Rousseff after being informed by the Brazilian naval chief, Adm. Julio Soares de Moura Neto, his office said.

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