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8 killed in China firecracker explosion

By the CNN Wire Staff
A television screen grab shows the devastating effect of the fire in Hunan province that killed at least eight people.
A television screen grab shows the devastating effect of the fire in Hunan province that killed at least eight people.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Blast happens when a truck carrying firecracker materials hits electric wire pole
  • Four people were injured also
RELATED TOPICS
  • China

(CNN) -- Eight people were killed after a truck carrying firecracker materials exploded in Hunan province, China's Xinhua news agency reported Saturday.

The blast occurred Friday evening when a truck carrying firecracker fuses hit an electric wire pole and sparks ignited the items in the truck, the news agency said.

Four other people were injured an several houses were damaged.

 
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