California: At least 17 hurt in explosion during LAPD detonation of illegal fireworks


A major explosion in South Los Angeles on Wednesday evening damaged buildings and injured at least 17 people, including police officers, as a bomb squad attempted to safely detonate improvised explosive devices that had been seized from a home along with thousands of pounds of illegal fireworks.

The blast damaged cars in a residential neighborhood and left debris on the streets, video on social media showed. A truck that was being used to collect the fireworks was also severely damaged, video showed.

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Source: Los Angeles Times