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20 hurt as fireworks go awry in Pampanga

20 hurt as fireworks go awry in Pampanga

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga—The fireworks display for the opening of a basketball tournament here on Friday turned into mayhem when balls of fire fell on two vehicles loaded with pyrotechnic products, triggering explosions that also burned the rooftop of a government building.

At least 20 people from among more than 1,000 spectators of mostly teenage boys were hurt in the stampede that followed, according to city administrator Ferdinand Caylao who witnessed the 8:10 p.m. incident.

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