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Dropped match blasts manhole covers into the air

By Ben Hooper
Dropped match blasts manhole covers into the air
Manhole covers are blasted into the air after a boy dropped a lit match into the sewer. Screenshot: Newsflare

LUOYANG, China, April 5 (UPI) -- A young boy in China learned a lesson about dropping matches into the sewer when a resulting explosion launched two manhole covers into the air.

CCTV video filmed March 26 in Luoyang, Henan Province, shows two manhole covers blast into the air, knocking the boy to the ground and causing witnesses to flee.

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The boy reportedly dropped a lit match into the sewer just before the blast.

The boy suffered a minor injury to his leg from the force of the blast.

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