JINAN, May 2 (Xinhua) -- Nine people were killed and two others injured in a fireworks explosion Saturday afternoon in east China's Shandong Province.
The explosion took place in Yangzhuangzi Village of Qingyun Township, Qingyun County. Three rooms owned by villager Yang Ziye were toppled, according to the Qingyun county government.
The injured were rushed to a hospital in Binzhou, a nearby city in Shandong, for medical treatment.
Rescue operation is underway.
No other details are available at the moment.
Two Xinhua reporters are on the way to the village.