A giant firework explosion in Xingning city, Guangdong province on Thursday killed six people, including three children, authorities said yesterday. Three others were injured during the explosion.
Deadly firework explosions are not uncommon in the months approaching the New Year holiday. Earlier this year in May, a truck carrying fireworks exploded on an elevated section of a highway in Henan killing 10 people and injuring another 11.
By Isabel Quan