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Four killed in China fireworks explosion

IANS | Beijing |

At least four persons were killed and five injured in a fireworks explosion in China’s Yunnan province, authorities said on Friday.

The accident occurred late Thursday night at a fireworks stall in Tonghai county, reports Xinhua news agency.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

Although a fireworks ban was in place in over 400 Chinese cities, firecrackers were still available for the Spring Festival.