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Six killed in fireworks unit blast in China

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.



Beijing: 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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