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Three killed in Spanish firework factory explosion

15 November 2018

An explosion at a fireworks in Guadix near the southern Spanish city of Granada killed three of the six workers in the factory at the time. The other three were treated for smoke inhalation but were otherwise uninjured. The specific cause of the blast is not yet known, local authorities said.

The blast occurred at the Pirotecnia Accitana Maria Angustias fireworks factory, and firefighters, local police, Guardia Civil officers and health services personnel were dispatched to the scene.

The "strong explosion" at the hundred-year-old factory was felt across the city of around 20,000 residents, Guadix city hall said in a statement on its Facebook page.

Another explosion occurred at the same factory on June 17, 2004, killing a man and a woman, according to local media.

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