Phu Tho– At least 19 people were killed and nearly 100 others injured at an explosion at a firework factory managed by the Defence Ministry in the northern province of Phu Tho today.
Lieut. Gen. Le Thanh Binh of the Defence Industrial General Department said the explosion was self-triggered by the explosive powder.
The army are joining hands with local authorities to help the victims of the incident.
|A local resident's house damaged by the explosion. - VNA/VNS photo Duong Giang