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Simi Valley Fireworks Accident (2013)
Simi Valley fireworks: 28 injured in accidental detonation
Simi Valley fireworks: 28 injured in accidental detonation

At least 28 people suffered minor to severe injuries Thursday night when fireworks exploded and shot into the crowd during a Fourth of July celebration in Simi Valley, authorities said. The accidental detonation occurred about 9:20 p.m. during a professional fireworks display attended by thousands of people at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Park on East Los Angeles Avenue. "There was a big boom. Everybody started running down the street. People were screaming,” said Justice Allen, 17, of Simi Valley. "Everybody was just terrified. People hid in bushes." Allen said she had just arrived at the park after getting off work when fireworks started flying over the fences and sparks passed by...

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