Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

28 hurt at July 4 fireworks show

Several people were hurt at a fireworks display in California

Twenty-eight people have been injured due to malfunctioning fireworks at an annual July 4 show north-west of Los Angeles.

Twenty people were taken to hospitals late on Thursday with minor to moderate injuries after the blast at a Simi Valley park.

A video clip shown on KCAL-TV shows a pair of firework blasts at or near the ground. It was not immediately clear how close people were to the blast's origin.

Simi Valley is about 40 miles north-west of Los Angeles.

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