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9 killed in fireworks explosion in China

December 18, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The death toll from a fireworks explosion in central China has risen to nine. The blast happened in Hunan Province on Friday.

Officials say a truck loaded with fireworks fuses hit a power pole and sparks from fallen cables ignited the fuses.

The explosion destroyed the truck and nearby homes.

It is unclear how many people were injured, but they are reportedly being treated at hospitals.

Rescuers and police are using dogs to help locate anyone who may be trapped.


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