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.
Big explosion rocks area where illegal fireworks seized by LAPD, causes damage https://t.co/nSAwyNZPYk
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) July 1, 2021
Source: Los Angeles Times