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Fireworks factory explosion kills 2

June 20, 2013 at 6:15 PM   |   Comments

MONTREAL, June 20 (UPI) -- An explosion at a fireworks factory in Montreal Thursday morning resulted in the deaths of two people, officials said.

The explosion happened just before 9 a.m. at a fireworks factory southwest of Montreal, QMI Agency reported.

Firework continued to go off after the explosion, fueling the fire. Cars parked outside the building were destroyed, the news report said.

When firefighters arrived on the scene they were not immediately able to approach the building, CNN reported.

Nearby residences and other businesses were evacuated as a precaution, authorities said.

The cause of the explosion has yet to be determined. The identities of the two people who died in the explosion were not available.

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