On February 8, Shenyang police destroyed a total of 3,083 sets of fireworks for “security reasons”, creating this massive (and probably very unsafe) explosion.
Firecrackers are meant to bring happiness and good blessings during the Chinese New Year, but have been blamed, instead, for posing hazards to workers during the process of manufacturing, managing, transporting and storing, Tencent news reports.
Police in Shenyang have carried out operations to ensure the safe management of fireworks.
They’ve so far cracked down on nine cases involving the illegal transportation and storage of fireworks, leading to the arrests of nine suspects.
by Luke Sun
[Images via Tencent News]