Chinese Fireworks Blast Kills 16 – BBC News

_44192305_xiushan_china_1007.jpg From BBC News:

An explosion at an unlicensed fireworks factory in south-west China has killed at least 16 people and injured 15 more, state media has said.

The blast happened early on Sunday morning at a workshop in Chongqing province ‘s Xiushan county, Xinhua news agency reported. Three houses were destroyed and at least one person was reported missing. Rescuers were searching through the rubble and the number of casualties could rise, Xinhua said. [Full Text]

[Image: Xiushan’s location, from BBC News.]

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