Missouri girl severely injured in fireworks accident - KMOV.com

Missouri girl severely injured in fireworks accident

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By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs


PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) -- An 11-year-old girl has suffered severe injuries in a fireworks accident inside her northwest Missouri home.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports the girl was flown to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City for treatment. The girl's name was not released.

Platte City Police Chief Carl Mitchell says police received a call at 12:24 a.m. Sunday about a fireworks accident in the kitchen of the girl's home.

Mitchell says the explosion occurred as the girl was removing a type of fireworks known as Black-Eyed Peas from the packaging and placing them in a bowl for later use. The blast caused extensive damage to the interior of the kitchen.

Platte City Police and the Missouri State Fire Marshal's office are investigating.


Information from: St. Joseph News-Press, http://www.stjoenews-press.com

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