7 die, 13 injured in China fireworks factory explosion

beijing: Authorities in central China say seven people have been killed and 13 injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in Hunan province.

7 die, 13 injured in China fireworks factory explosion

Such accidents are common, especially in the run-up to the Lunar New Year, which this year falls on January 25. Thinkstock

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Beijing, December 6

Authorities in central China say seven people have been killed and 13 injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in Hunan province.

The Liuyang city government says the blast occurred on Wednesday morning due to “illegal production”.

Such accidents are common, especially in the run-up to the Lunar New Year, which this year falls on January 25.

The government says factory managers have been detained for questioning and a team formed to investigate the accident.

Authorities on Thursday ordered all fireworks production in the city suspended. AP

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