4 dead, 5 wounded in Yunnan fireworks explosion

Xinhua
Though fireworks ban is in place in more than 400 Chinese cities, firecrackers are still popular across the country for the Spring Festival.
Xinhua

An fireworks explosion killed four people and wounded five others on Thursday night in southwest China's Yunnan Province, local authorities said on Friday.

The accident happened at a fireworks stall about 11pm on Thursday in Tonghai County, according to the county information office.

Two seriously wounded have been taken to hospital in the provincial capital of Kunming.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

Though fireworks ban is in place in more than 400 Chinese cities, firecrackers are still popular across the country for the Spring Festival.


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