2010-07-08 / Local & State

Firework Explodes Into Crowd In U.S. Injuring 11

PALMYRA, Pennsylvania (AP) – Authorities say a firework exploded into a crowd gathered for a town U.S. Independence Day celebration in central Pennsylvania, injuring 11 people.

Palmyra Borough police told local TV station WGAL that a charge misfired Monday, and material exploded into the nearby crowd.

Authorities say the victims suffered burns, contusions and abrasions. Among them are four people ages 11 to 17 and one employee of the company that was staging the fireworks show.

One adult and one minor remain hospitalized Monday with non-life-threatening injuries.

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