At least 16 individuals had been injured Wednesday, together with three critically, when a cache of illegal fireworks seized at a South Los Angeles residence exploded.
A bomb squad truck was carrying the confiscated fireworks when it blew up unexpectedly throughout a scheduled detonation occasion, FOX 11 reported.
The LAPD tweeted that bomb squad officers had been within the course of of seizing over 5,000 kilos of illegal fireworks within the space on the time of the blast.
“Some of the fireworks were being stored in our Bomb Squad trailer as a precautionary measure,” the LAPD tweeted. “Unknown at this time what caused an explosion.”
The Los Angeles Fire Department wrote that 9 LAPD officers and one ATF officer sustained minor accidents. At least six individuals had been additionally transported to an space hospital.
The division added that a number of houses and a constructing had been impacted by the blast.
“There are PIOs at scene and this is an ongoing situation in which the area will be impacted for hours due to evacuations, rendering the location safe, and investigation,” the LAPD added. “Updates will be provided as they become available.”
FOX 11 reported that investigators and bomb squad officers responded to the house earlier within the day. A forklift was additionally seen carrying dozens of packing containers out of the home, photos confirmed.
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