Six Killed in Fireworks Unit Blast in China - The New Indian Express

Six Killed in Fireworks Unit Blast in China

Published: 29th December 2013 03:58 PM

Last Updated: 29th December 2013 03:58 PM

Five workers and an elderly person were killed when a blast ripped through an illegal fireworks unit in central China's Hunan Province, media report said.   

The explosion occurred at around 7 am at the illegal workshop in a village in Changde city yesterday.            

Five villagers, who were believed to be the workers manufacturing the fireworks powder, died on the spot, the Changde municipal government said in a statement.         

The explosion caused a nearby house to collapse, killing an old man inside, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.     

The suspect who ran the illegal workshop has been taken into custody by police, the statement said.            

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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