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July 4th Firework Explodes in Crowd, Injures 9 in Colorado

According to the official, a shell apparently exploded in its tube rather than firing correctly into the sky causing two to three shells to cross into the crowd.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Nine people were wounded during a firework malfunction at an Independence Day show in the US town of Avon, Colorado, the town manager said in a statement.

“A total of nine persons experienced minor abrasion burns and were treated by emergency medical personnel at the show, with all persons being released,” Virginia Egger said Friday.

It was the first “failure in the production” for the 29 years of Independence Day fireworks hosting in town of Avon, according to local officials.

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