Firecracker explosion kills 15 in N. China

15 people died after an illegal firecracker warehouse exploded in north China’s Hebei Province.

The accident occurred Sunday morning in Dongwang Township of Ningjin County.

More than a dozen others were injured.

The explosion shattered nearly all the glass windows at a residential building close to the factory.

A flour factory located about one kilometer away from the warehouse also had its windows broken.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

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