Nine hurt after fireworks van blows up at Las Fallas

16th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

16 March 2007, VALENCIA - Nine people were injured on Friday when a van carrying fireworks blew up causing considerable damage.

16 March 2007

VALENCIA - Nine people were injured on Friday when a van carrying fireworks blew up causing considerable damage.

Health officials said the seven other people injured were treated for minor injuries.

The van, which exploded around mid-day, was apparently transporting the material for use in firecracker and banger displays that accompany the traditional spring festival in Valencia, Spain's third-largest city.

The shock wave from the explosion, the cause of which has not yet been determined, shattered the glass windows of a home located near where the van was parked and also damaged the blinds and false ceilings of other nearby residences.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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