Pensioner accidentally throws away fireworks, causes explosion

Feb. 27, 2014 at 3:59 PM

MAJORCA, Spain, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A 73-year-old Spanish man caused an explosion when he accidentally threw away some fireworks, authorities said.

The incident happened Wednesday in the town of Majorca, TheLocal.es reported.

Police said when the man, whose name was not reported, threw a bag of garbage into an outdoor trash can, the bag exploded, causing several windows in the area to shatter, set off the airbags in one car and gave the man a bloody nose.

Investigators said the trash bag contained firework materials which reacted with the metal trashcan, causing the explosion.

Local residents said the suspect is a former fireworks specialist and 10 years ago caused a similar explosion.

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