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Overnight explosion at Hopkinton landscaping business kills two

An explosion overnight in a workshop at New Yard Landscaping left two men dead, according to the Hopkinton Police Department.

In a statement, police Chief Stephen Pecora said police and firefighters responded to the property at 67 Farrington Road at about 1:30 this morning. The state fire marshal's office and the state police responded as well.

"During the investigation the bodies of two males were located inside the building," the statement said. "The individuals did not have permission to be on the property."

The names of the men are being withheld pending notification of next of kin, and the cause of the explosion remains under investigation.

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