Los Angeles police injure 17 and flip cars after illegal firework detonation fails

The Los Angeles police department detonated a cache of homemade fireworks it had seized, causing a major explosion on a residential block that injured 17 people, flipped and damaged cars and smashed windows in nearby homes. The fireworks were detonated in an iron containment vessel – which exploded – because they were deemed too unsafe to move from a South Los Angeles neighbourhood.

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