Exploding balloons injure over 60 students in China

More than 60 students at a school in northwest China suffered burn injuries when hundreds of small hydrogen balloons exploded, state media reported on Monday.

Exploding balloons injure over 60 students in China
More than 60 students at a school in northwest China suffered burn injuries when hundreds of small hydrogen balloons exploded, state media reported on Monday.

The students, from Lanzhou Electric Power School in Lanzhou city, Gansu province, were taking part in a sports event when the accident happened Sunday, the Xinhua news agency said.

As more than 1,500 balloons meant to be used at the opening of the event caught fire, dozens of students suffered burns, some of them severe, to their faces, hands and backs, according to the agency.

Investigations were still going on about the possible cause of the accident, according to Xinhua.

AFP
Last Mod: 17 Eylül 2007, 16:02
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