Five die in fireworks explosion

Five people have been killed in southern China after an explosion at an illegal fireworks stand.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Monday, February 11, 2019

Five people have been killed in southern China after an explosion at an illegal fireworks stand. Reports say the operator of the stand in Guangxi has been arrested on the criminal charge of causing an accident through the use of dangerous articles. Those killed include three children and two adults. Prosecutors say the stand's operator, identified only as Zhang, was negligent in storing the fireworks in a pile outside his grocery.