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Rainbow Bridge Explosion Leaves Two Dead

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On Wednesday, November 22, a car exploded on the Rainbow Bridge that connects Niagara Falls, New York to Canada. The driver and the passenger of the car were the only two casualties in the explosion, however, a border worker was also injured in the explosion.

There was a lot of speculation around the motives and cause of the explosion, but the FBI has ruled that the couple in the car were driving at high speed when they hit a curb which sent them flying into the border crossing building.

Immediately after the incident, all the bridges from Buffalo to Canada were completely shut down, along with all government buildings in the area. The airport was also set on high alert with all cars being searched upon entry and heightened security checks for all patrons of the airport.

After the FBI concluded their investigation, it was determined that there was no foul play involved in the explosion and that the vehicle may have had a malfunction.

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The details of the couple who passed away have not been revealed at this time and news is still being developed at this time.

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Finn Lyons, Head Arts and Entertainment Editor
Finn is a junior News and Sports Communication major from Buffalo Ny. He is the Head Editor for A&E, and a reporter for CSN and can be found on RMU Tv and RMU Radio.