Vietnam fireworks blast kills 21
- Published: 12 Oct 2013 at 17.53
- Online news:
HANOI - At least 21 people have died and scores more have been injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in a military complex in northern Vietnam, an army official said on Saturday.
Plumes of black smoke billowed from the Z121 military facility, around 120 kilometres north of Hanoi, as fireworks exploded uncontrollably for several hours, witnesses said.
"Twenty-one people are dead and 98 others are injured -- most of them have sustained burns," a military rescue official told AFP by telephone.
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