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Man loses hands in Hyde Park explosion

A Hyde Park man was seriously injured Friday when his homemade experiment with black powder went horribly wrong, causing an explosion that tore off both his hands and heavily damaged his apartment, Boston police said.

The man was identified by officials as Steven Carley, a man in his 30s, whom law enforcement officials said posted an eight-second video to YouTube last week entitled “black powder deflagration demonstration.’’ The video shows a person lighting a match to a line of black powder, which is then consumed in a flash of sparks.

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