10 children killed in firework explosion

October 22, 2008 8:46:48 PM PDT
Police say an explosion at an illegal fireworks factory in western India killed 18 people, including 10 children. The blast early Thursday happened in a workshop set up in a home in a slum in the town of Deeg.

Area police chief Rohit Mahajan says a huge explosion brought down two neighboring homes, leading to the high death toll.

Deeg is about 120 miles northwest of Jaipur, the capital of India's Rajasthan state.


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