Fireworks hit people in Spain - level 3, A12

Fireworks hit people in Spain - level 3, A12

15-08-2012 18:00

Dozens of people have been injured after a rogue firework accidentally set off thousands of others in a Spanish church bell tower. Streams of sparks and burning material landed on people gathered below for a town festival in Elche injuring 28.

The church fireworks were covered by a protective blanket and in a pack designed to shoot many rockets some three hundred metres into the air before exploding.

But the firework fired from elsewhere landed on the pack igniting the fuses minutes before the scheduled midnight launch.


Interesting words: rogue (problematic), set off (start), spark (short strong light), gather (meet), ignite (make something start burning), fuse (thing that blocks firework from exploding), launch (official beginning).

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