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Explosion at fireworks factory kills 4 in Brazil

July 15, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — Police say an explosion at a fireworks factory has left at least four people dead and three injured in southeastern Brazil.

Inspector Lucelio Silva tells the G1 news portal the explosion occurred Tuesday morning in one of the production units of the factory, which is located in a rural part of the municipality of Santo Antonio do Monte in the state of Minas Gerais.

He said the four people killed were women working in the factory. Two women suffered minor injuries and one man was hospitalized with burns to his back.

Silva said the investigation into the cause of the explosion will last about 30 days.

Calls to the police department for more details went unanswered.

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