Japanese Fireworks Factory Explosion Causes 1 Death And 1 Injury

- Jun 28, 2018-

A fireworks factory in the northern district of Hamamatsu City, Japan, exploded at noon on the 27th and caused a fire. The accident resulted in one death and one serious injury.

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The Japanese NHK TV station reported on June 27th that at about 9:00 that same day, the relevant departments received reports from several residents that a pyrotechnic explosion occurred in the fireworks in the Minami-cho fireworks factory in the northern district of Hamamatsu City and was accompanied by smoke.

The police revealed that the fire was extinguished after an hour and a half. However, the accident caused the explosion building to be completely destroyed and the firemen found the remains of a single victim at the scene. In addition, a 50-year-old man was seriously injured in the accident and was taken to the hospital.

A man living nearby said that when the explosion occurred, he heard a loud voice of "squeaking" and felt that his body was impacted.

A male university student also said that he heard a loud voice at that time and the windows seemed to shatter and shake violently. The factory produced heavy smoke after the explosion and the air was filled with the smell of gunpowder.