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Deadly firecracker blast in China

2010-12-20 02:55:42 GMT2010-12-20 10:55:42 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

The aftermath of a devastating explosion that has left nine people dead and nine others injured in China.

The blast occurred when a truck carrying firecracker material crashed into an electrical pole in the central Chinese province of Hunan on Friday.

The fallen wire ignited the fireworks and sparked an explosion that severely damaged several surrounding houses.

Injured residents are being treated at a nearby hospital while response workers continue to sort through the aftermath.

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