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Authorities say a southern Illinois woman has been injured in a turkey-fryer accident.

According to reports, the 72-year-old woman from Glen Carbon was taken to a local hospital with burns on her hip and waist. Glen Carbon is about 20 miles east of St. Louis.

Fire Chief Ralph Well said the woman and her husband were heating the oil in the electric fryer when it turned over in their home. Wells said the fryer was intended to be used indoors.

Neither woman's name nor her condition was immediately available.

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