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Fireworks accident in Cuba leaves 39 injured

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A fireworks explosion in Cuba injured 39 people, including six children between the ages of 11 and 15, during a popular carnival on Christmas eve, state-run media reported today.

Amateur video captured fireworks shows that followed the incident.

The centuries-old Parrandas festival in Cuban town of Remedios takes place every December 24 and draws thousands of locals and tourists.

Among the more than 20 seriously injured, health authorities said some were in "very grave, some less grave, and others in critical and very critical condition."

All the injured appeared to be local residents and the report did not mention that any tourists were hurt.

The cause of the explosion was under investigation, according to official media.

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