Fireworks explode into crowd at SoCal July 4th show, 28 injured (video)

A rather terrifying video of a 4th of July fireworks show going terribly wrong in Simi Valley, in southern California (just north of Los Angeles).

One of the launching stations for the fireworks fell over and shot the entire show into the crowd, seated 800 feet away.

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28 people were injured with burns and shrapnel, only 8 could be treated at the scene, a full 20 got sent to the hospital, according to the local NBC affiliate. (H/t to reader PerlJammer for pointing me to the video.)

Some of the clips from the video of the fireworks mishap – the video is posted below – are oddly beautiful:

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Here’s the video, it’s pretty wild:


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