22 wounded by fireworks explosion Cuba

World December 25, 2017 20:36

havana - An uncontrolled fireworks explosion during a Christmas Eve party in Cuba killed 22 people, including six teenagers. A few are very bad. The state television has announced this on Monday. How the accident could happen is still being investigated.

The ancient Parrandas festival is held every year on 24 December in Remedios. Two neighborhoods try to outdo each other in a carnival-like atmosphere with a breathtaking show of floats and fireworks.

The spectacle always attracts thousands of Cubans and tourists to the city. As far as we know, there are no foreigners among the victims.

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