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What Happens When £2,000 Worth of Fireworks Explodes At Once?

A rocket at the Pentland Community Centre display misfired and
ricocheted into the remaining fireworks, setting them all off at the
same time. The community council said it was a freak accident but it
would be reviewing safety procedures.



A girl suffered a burn to the side of her face and was taken to
Edinburgh's Royal Hospital for Sick Children. However, no-one was
seriously injured in the incident at Oxgangs Brae. Footage of the
event, which took place on Monday evening, has been posted on YouTube.



It is understood that £2,000 worth of fireworks were involved. In a
statement, Pentland Community Centre said: "The management committee of
PCC would like to express our sincere apologies for any upset caused
following the unfortunate incident at our annual firework display on
Monday evening.



"One of the rockets misfired towards the end of the display and
ricocheted into the remaining undetonated fireworks, setting them off
all at once. This was a freak accident, and most regrettable, but this
is the first incident we have had in 10 years of holding this popular
community event, and we extend our apologies to everyone who was
alarmed."



The statement added that safety protocols would be reviewed. "But it
must be stressed that this is a well-organised event, approved by the
City of Edinburgh Council and the emergency services, and it is a fact
of life that sometimes unforeseen things happen, despite the best of
planning and precaution."



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...-fife-20220853

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Added: Nov-6-2012 Occurred On: Nov-5-2012
By: sakb
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Tags: fireworks, scotland, explosion, show, rockets, accident,
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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