21 dead, scores injured in Vietnam firework factory blast

13 Oct

HANOI – At least 21 people have died and scores more have been injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in a military complex in northern Vietnam, an army official said Saturday.

Plumes of black smoke billowed from the Z121 military facility, around 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of Hanoi, as fireworks exploded uncontrollably for several hours, witnesses said.

“Twenty-one people are dead and 98 others are injured — most of them have sustained burns,” a military rescue official told AFP by phone, requesting anonymity and raising an earlier toll of seven dead.

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