Accidents caused by fireworks

 

 

 

 

The fact is well known that relatively many humans are hurt by fireworks. It is amazing, however, that  many explosions occur in firework factories. After examining reports concerning explosions by fireworks, it can be noted that fireworks can also be used

- to hurt other humans

- to hurt or kill animals

- to destroy property/intentionally to damage property.

 

There follows a list of more than 70 countries, documenting many accidents caused by fireworks. This list does not claim to be complete, it is only a little part of all the accidents caused by fireworks every day all over the world. This list is being continually updated.  

 

You find a separate site of the fireworks accidents in Enschede/Netherlands and Kolding/Denmark and at the bottom of this site more information about the Fire in Buenos Aires/Argentina.

 

13.5.2000: Devastating Explosion in S.E. Fireworks Factory, Enschede/Netherlands

3.11.2004 : Fireworks Inferno in Kolding/Denmark

30.12.2004: Fire in a club in Buenos Aires/Argentina because concertgoers set off fireworks ā 175 killed, 700 injured

 

The reports mentioned stem from Internet, television and the press. The dates indicate either the date of the actual accident or the date of the press report.

 

This proves very clearly that we have to do here with a problem worldwide.

  

 

America 1926-2005  Germany 1921-2008(only in German) Pakistan
America 2006-2009                  Germany 2009-2010(only in German) Peru
America 2010 Greece The Philippines
Argentina Guatemala Poland
Australia Hungary  Portugal
Austria  (only in German) Iceland Romania
Barbados India Russia
Belgium Indonesia Saudi Arabia
Brazil Iran  Slovenia
Bulgaria Ireland  South Africa
Canada Israel Spain
China Italy Sri Lanka
Costa Rica Japan Sweden
Croatia Kuwait Switzerland  (only in German)
Cyprus Lebanon Taiwan
Czech Republic  Luxembourg  (only in German) Thailand
Denmark Malaysia Turkey
Dominican Republic Malta Ukraine
Ecuador Mexico United Arab Emirates
East Africa Mongolia Venezuela
England  (English spoken version) The Netherlands Vietnam
Finland New Zealand Yemen
France Nigeria Yugoslavia  (only in German)
Georgia Norway

 

* When there is nothing specially mentioned behind the name of the country, then the information will be in English and/or in English and German.

ā   Please use the "back button" of your browser, if you want to come back from one of the sites of the above-list to this site.

 

 

Another interesting site for you may be Fireworks Lawsuits (still in work).

 

 

 

 

Here you can find a site with different statements about "the danger of fireworks".

 

Another problem: illegal fireworks. You can find here some infos about that, too. (This site will not be updated with new informations. Sept. 2007)

 

 

 

 

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Explosions in fireworks factories:

 

The following listing of explosions in fireworks factories is by no means complete.

An  *  after the name of the country means that we have to do with an illegal fireworks factory.

The reports covering fireworks accidents are from the Internet, television and/or the press.

If somebody wishes to obtain more information on a specific event, it can be found in the list of countries up this site.

 

Date

Town/Country

Dead Injured Damage to property
11.5.2011 Hussainganj village (India) 3 (2 children of it) 2  
26.4.2011 Tuticorin district (India) 3 1  
28.4.2011 Nathikudi village (India) 4 3  
3.3.2011 Kimbulapitiya (Sri Lanka) 1 1  
14.1.2011 Ketou Township (China) 1 3  
13.1.2011 Tambon Ban Koh (Thailand) * 3 1  
13.1.2011 Shendu Village (China) * 9 2  
10.1.2011 Santa Venerina (Italy) 2 1  
8.1.2011 Fajjupur village (India) * 3 7 (1 child of it) 10 missed
24.11.2010 Fengning County (China) 6 10  
22.11.2010 Ganja village (India) * 2    
17.11.2010 Matale (Sri Lanka) 1    
15.11.2010 Angat town (Philippines) * 1 9  
31.10.2010 Amritsar (India) * 1 4  
30.10.2010 Mexico City (Mexico) * 6 (2 children of it) 12  
23.10.2010 Maharajganj (India) 5 (3 children of it) 6  
23.10.2010 Naurangabad village (India) * 3 4  
17.10.2010 Kolaghat town (India) * 3 several  
16.10.2010 Dongguan City (China) * 1 11 2 missed
14.10.2010 Payag village (India) 1 8  
2.10.2010 Harbanspura (Pakistan) 2 6  
28.9.2010 Mirjanagar village (India) 4 2  
11.9.2010 Qianying village (China) * 4  
8.9.2010 Chiclayo (Peru) * 6 5  
5.9.2010 Gharb (Malta) 6    
22.8.2010 Qinzhou City (China) 6 11  
16.8.2010 Yichun City (China) * 33 141 3 missed
13.8.2010 Dwejra (Malta) 1    
10.8.2010 Pedavelamilli village (India) * 8 several  
5.8.2010 Kothainachiyarpuram (India) * 1 child    
4.8.2010 Niwadi area (India) * 3 children    
1.8.2010 Pallipad (India) * 3 5  
16.6.2010 Vadapatti (India) 4 8  
3.6.2010 Benacazon (Spain) 4 1  
28.5.2010 Malkoki Village (Pakistan) 5 12  
23.5.2010 Iloilo City (Philippines) 4 9  
4.5.2010 Khata Nagaria village (India) 3 8  
4.5.2010 Tas-Silg (Malta) 1 4  
22.2.2010 Qormi (Malta) 2 2  
3.2.2010 Dachang Village (China) 4 6  
27.1.2010 Zhaohao Village (China) * 6 8  
26.1.2010 Taolin Town (China) 3    
10.1.2010 Anhui Province (China) *  4 (one child of it) 2  
1.1.2010 Pucheng County (China) 9 8  
28.11.2009 Gaozuo town (China) 3 4  
12.11.2009 Yanghui Village (China) * 2 children 12 (11 children of it)  
10.11.2009 Dafuzhuang Village (China) 3 1  
30.10.2009 Gujrawala (Pakistan) 1 3  
28.10.2009 Partida village (Philippines)      
24.10.2009 Bidnija (Malta) 1 2  
16.10.2009 Beed (India)   2  
14.10.2009 Shikonhabad city (India) 1 1 girl  
13.9.2009 Nagla Gola village (India) 2 2  
29.8.2009 Mettamalai (India) 2 3  
19.8.2009 Teror (Spain) 2 38  
18.8.2009 Bacolod City (Philippines) 1    
17.8.2009 Hendek (Turkey) 1 37  
26.7.2009 near Sivakasi (India) * 1    
20.7.2009 Namaskarichanpatti (India) 15 more than 25  
15.7.2009 Muridke (Pakistan) * 6 (one child of it) 12  
7.7.2009 Vadakkampatti (India) 18 more than 25  
27.6.2009 Guzhuangying Village (China) * 6 4  
26.6.2009 Karachi (Pakistan) * 4 26  
25.5.2009 Dastagiripeta Harijanwada (India) * 3 9  
8.5.2009 Qinzhou City (China) 4    
8.5.2009 Yishui County (China) 2 1  
7.5.2009  Tanbu Town (China) 3 4  
2.5.2009 Yangzhuangzi village (China) * 13 2  
26.4.2009 Chaineyajjeypur Village (India) * 2 1 child  
10.4.2009 Parola (India) 24 48  
29.3.2009 Nuapalli village (India) 3 12  
9.3.2009 Amritsar (India) * 2  
26.2.2009 Mezhathur (India) 5 8  
7.2.2009 Pingqiao Village (China) * 6 9  
29.1.2009 Trece Martires City (Philippines) 11 more than 61 The factory was levelled to the ground and 135 houses were damaged.
25.1.2005 Baranagar (India) * 1 3  
23.1.2009 Yanhe County (China) * 6 5  
23.1.2009 Campo de Mirra (Spain)   3  
11.1.2009 Qingtan town (China) 5 9  
4.1.2009 Guozhuang Town (China) * 1    
3.1.2009 Weifang City (China) * 13 2  
21.11.2008 Tancheng County (China) 2 1  
16.11.2008 Xiapai Village (China) * 4 (one child of it) 2 (one teenager of it)  
26.10.2008 Burewala (Pakistan) * 3 (one teenager of it) 6  
28.9.2008 Gunduripada village (India) 8 (7 children of it)    
8.9.2008 Maheshtala (India) 1    
30.8.2008 Sijiazi Township (China) 15 6  
16.8.2008 Ahmed Nagar Village (Pakistan) 1 boy  1 teenager  
17.7.2008 Visakhapatnam (India) * 8 (2 children of it) 7  
23.6.2008 Abdullah Town (Pakistan) * 4 (3 children of it) 1  
14.6.2008 Majaal Wala (Pakistan) 3 children and 1 teenager 2  
19.4.2008 Jehanabad (India) * 7 (3 children of it) 4  
23.3.2008 Chawinda (Pakistan) 1 1  
15.3.2008 Liujing Town (China) 4 1  
7.2.2008 Anuppankulam (India) 1    
6.2.2008 Castiglione in Teverina, in the Province of Viterbo (Italy) 4 1  
31.1.2008 Istanbul (Turkey) * 23 117  
20.1.2008 Duanguzhuang Village, Luancheng District, Hebei Province (China) * 6 1  
8.1.2008 Sanbing Town (China) 3 2  
8.12.2007 Wallerawang (Australia)     20 buildings on the site have been completely destroyed and 30 others have been damaged.
8.12.2007 Liuyang City (China) 6 2 2 missed
3.12.2007 Jinchang Gouliang Township in Chifeng City (China) 1 8 1 missed
30.11.2007 Chengdu (China) * 6 4  
28.11.2007 Yangjiazhuang Township in the Yangquan City (China) 11 8  
27.11.2007 Hunan Province (China) * 13 6  
26.11.2007 Lija (Malta) 1    
24.11.2007 Xiashetang village (China) * 3 13  
15.11.2007 Zurrieq (Malta) 2    
2.11.2007 Maioli County (Taiwan) 4 5  
29.10.2007 Suthakulam village (India) 1 7 the building was razed to the ground
21.10.2007 Hong'an Town (China)* 17 15 2 missed / three houses destroyed
21.10.2007 Sijiazizhen area of Chifeng City (China) 2   10 missed
12.10.2007 Raipur Phulwari village, state of Uttar Pradesh (India) 5 2  
12.10.2007 Katra Mednipur town (India) 3 many  
12.10.2007 Rajahmundry, state of Andhra Pradesh (India) 1 6 5 other houses were damaged
1.10.2007 Kakori (India) 1 child 2 (1 child of it)  
24.9.2007 Hooghly village (India)* 4 (3 children of it 1  
23.9.2007 Peeru Banda Mohalla (India)* 1 2  
28.8.2007 Chifeng City (Inner Mongolia) 5 10  
28.8.2007 Kalapara village (India)* 3 children    
27.8.2007 Jeevangarh locality (India) 3 (1 child of it) 15  
23.8.2007 Zafarganj area (India)   3  
18.8.2007 Valangaiman village (India) 1 2  
26.7.2007 Farrukhnagar Village (India)   12(5 children of it)  
21.7.2007 Naples (Italy)   5  
10.7.2007 Pankapal Village (India)* 1 2  
7.7.2007 Vadamalapuram (India) 2    
27.6.2007 Gharghur (Malta) 5 fireworks factory completely destroyed
12.6.2007 Narayanapuram (India) 5 2  
9.6.2007 Rohtak (India) 3 11  
12.5.2007 Nagapalayam (India) 1 4  
11.5.2007 Montegiorgio (Italy) 2 22  
25.4.2007 Tous (Spain) 1 2  
23.4.2007 Gragnano (Italy) 3 2  
5.4.2007 Keelthiruthangal village (India) 2 3  
31.3.2007 Pookode (India)* 6 5  
30.3.2007 Maoming, Guangdong Province (China) 4 6  
13.2.2007 Anaiyur (India) 3    
24.1.2007 Duraisamipuram (India) 3 8  
5.1.2007 Poolavoorani village (India) 3 3  
30.12.2006 Barangay Bacayao Norte (Philippines) 1 3 (2 children of it)  
30.12.2006 Bhadrak (India) 2    
27.12.2006 San Diego Huhuecalco (Mexico) 2 1  
22.12.2006 Miaoli County (Taiwan) 1    
4.12.2006 Barangay San Jose (Philippines) 2    
3.12.2006 Marley Farm, East Sussex (England) 2 12  
24.11.2006 Hinigaran town (Philippines) 1 1  
15.11.2006 Genesee township (America)   3  
4.11.2006 Singampatti village, Virudhunagar district (India) 6 63  
4.11.2006 Jiangchuan County, Yunnan Province (China) 7 32  
20.10.2006 Jatani town (India) 1    
17.10.2006 Capulhuac (Mexico) 4 1  
14.10.2006 Ballia village (India) 4    
9.10.2006 Bibipur (India)* 7 (1 child of it) 10  
8.10.2006 Pambattipatti (India)*   5 children  
7.10.2006 Kuraoli town (India)* 3 (2 children of it) 12 3 houses were destroyed and over half-a-dozen others suffered cracks
29.9.2006 Meenampatti (India) 4 29  
29.9.2006 Anuppankulam (India) 3 12  
15.9.2006 Chockalingapuram (India) 2 1  
9.9.2006 Rae Bareli village (India) 2    
8.9.2006 Pereiro de Aguilar (Spain) 2    
6.9.2006 Jharsuguda (India) 2    
24.8.2006 Muzaffarnagar district, Uttar Pradesh State (India)* 7 children 10 children  
19.8.2006 Panshi, Shizui Township, Jilin Province (China) 7 2  
29.7.2006 Naduveerapattu Village (India) 1    
10.7.2006 Hunan Province (China)* 7 3  
7.7.2006 Village of Dongzhai, Shanxi Province (China)* 47 20  
11.6.2006 Mazhuang Village, Anhui Province (China)* 7 12  
22.5.2006 Anping County, Hebei Province (China) 2 4  
21.5.2006 Phetchaburi (Thailand) 6 (3 children of it) 16 (6 children of it)  
15.5.2006 Arsikere (India) 6 (1 child of it)    
4.5.2006 Akkaraparambu (India) 7 11 Homes in a 4-km radius around the fireworks shed sustained damages; around 20 houses nearby had their roofs blown off.
20.4.2006 Pernayakanpatti (India) 4    
7.4.2006 Jinxian County, Jiangxi Province (China) 3 4  
1.4.2006 Pianguan, Shanxi Province (China) 8 (1 worker missed)  
30.3.2006 Chajaal (Guatemala) 4 12 factory destroyed, buildings up to 1,640 feet away damaged
15.3.2006 Stafford (America)* 2    
3.3.2006 Balambadi Village (India) 3    
1.3.2006 Clarksville (America) 2    
22.2.2006 Maraneri Village (India) 10 12  
21.2.2006 Yame (Japan) 1    
19.2.2006 Nalabanta Village (India) 2 3  
25.1.2006 Linfen City (North China)* 4 6  
24.1.2006 Imamia Colony, Shahdara (Pakistan)   13  
18.1.2006 Murukumpuzha (India) 1    
1.1.2006 Arikady (India) 3    
12.12.2005 Karikkunnam (India) 1 3  
27.11.2005 Cuiweiyuan Village, Wuqiang County, Hebei Province (China)* 4 3  
22.11.2005 Town of Magdalena Apasco (Mexico)* 5 (2 children of it)    
25.10.2005 Yizhang County, Jiangxi Province (China)* 6 4  
11.10.2005 LapuLapu City (Philippines) 2 (1 child of it) 3  
3.10.2005 Bhullar village (India)* 3 (children) 2 (1 child of it)  
3.10.2005 Guangedian Village (China)* 6 6 (1 child of it)  
15.9.2005 Yiyang City (China) 13 4  
15.9.2005 Khusropur Village (India) 35 (10 children of it) 50  
15.9.2005 Jinzhou City (China)* 1 2  
14.9.2005 Iklin (Malta) 1    
13.9.2005 Kimbulapitiya (Sri Lanka) 3    
12.9.2005 Pichyanaickanpatti Village (India) 7 2  
17.8.2005 Kotli City (Pakistan) 1 1  
25.7.2005 Anuppankulam (India)   6  
13.7.2005 Guacara (Venezuela) 2 5  
4.7.2005 Wied Qirda (Malta) 3 4  
2.7.2005 Meenampatti Village (India) 11 17  
1.7.2005 San Pedro do Sul (Portugal) 3 1  
9.6.2005 Istanbul (Turkey) 6 (1 child of it) 1 (2 missed)  
28.4.2005 Baojing Village (China) 5 many  
18.4.2005 Virudhunagar District (India) 2 3  
22.2.2005 Bad Windsheim (Germany) 1    
28.1.2005 Dingzhou City, Hebei Province (China)* 5    
27.1.2005 Xingtai City, Hebei Province (China)* 2    
27.1.2005 Hengshui City, Hebei Province (China)* 2 1  
12.1.2005 Shanxi (China) 25 9  
6.11.2004 Andra Prades state (India)* 13 12  
4.11.2004 Srikakulam (India)* 13 13  
4.11.2004 Glumsö (Denmark)   1  
3.11.2004 Kolding (Denmark) 1 17 20 houses were ruined, 350 houses were damaged to some extent, 2000 people were evaquated
18.10.2004 Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh (India)* 5 (2 children of it)    
13.10.2004 San Juan Xiutetelco (Mexico)* 2    
4.10.2004 Baishishui Township of Pubei County (China) 34 52  
16.9.2004 Baihe Village, Hunan Province (Central China) 10 12  
13.9.2004 Salerno (Italy)* 1    
6.9.2004 South of Madrid (Spain)* 2 17  
3.9.2004 Village Chinnavadi (India) 2 18  
5.8.2004 Törökbalint (Hungary) 3 10 401.768 Euro/30 houses and 50 cars damaged to some extent.
27.7.2004 Near Yakupur Village (India) 8 6  
18.6.2004 Granada (Spain) 1 2  
10.6.2004 Pingxiang, Jiangxi Province (China) 16 3 (The blast left a crater measuring 80 square metres.)
7.6.2004 Chiayi County (Taiwan)* 6 4  
4.10.2004 Ayuthaya (Thailand)* 14 2  
3.9.2004 Village Chinnavadi (India) 2 18  
24.7.2004 Village Anaiyur (India) 2    
5.7.2004 Neapel (Italy) 5 2  
13.5.2004 Yaoshang Village (China) * 3 3  
22.4.2004 Jiaocunmiao Village, Shandong Province (China)* 14 5 15 houses were ruined, 63 houses were damaged to some extent.
19.4.2004 Village Kalayarkurichi (India) 5 2  
4.4.2004 Wadakkenchery (India) 2    
23.3.2004 Makwana (Pakistan) 1 5  
23.2.2004 Kazipur village (India)   2  
2.1.2004 Liling city, Hunan province (Central China) 11 (2 children of it)    
30.12.2003 Shuangmiaozi Town, Liaoning Province (China) 36 44 2 halls of the factory destroyed and houses nearby on fire
9.12.2003 Lutang village, Huaninan city, Anhui province (east China) * 2 10  
2.12.2003 Texcoco (Mexico)*   5 (1 child of it)  
16.11.2003 Xinxiu Village, Hepu County (China) 12 many  
16.11.2003 Tung Hsiao town (Taiwan) 5 (2 children of it) 14  
13.10.2003 Nalabanta Village (India)* 2 2  
10.10.2003 Haryana (India)* 1 3  
6.10.2003 Kasur (Pakistan) 4 9  
27.9.2003 Tapeshwaram Village (Pakistan)* 3 2 neighbouring houses were also damaged
26.9.2003 Andra Pradesh (India)* 4 4  
17.9.2003 Andhamuni Village (India) 4 5  
11.9.2003 Beihai City (China) 7 46 (2 missing)  
10.9.2003 Puebla (Mexico)* 6 12  
5.9.2003 Binyang county in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (China) * 4 2  
27.8.2003 Shadi (China) * 20 30 5 houses destroyed, 20 damaged
11.8.2003 Sanctorum Espanita (Mexico)* 7 (2 teenager of it)    
11.8.2003 Meyyur Village (India) 1    
31.7.2003 Fujian province (southeast China) 2 6 13 persons missed, houses damaged about 400 metres round the factory
28.7.2003 Xinji City,Wangkou Township, Hebei Province (China) 32 141  
26.6.2003 Liling, province Hunan (China) 9 2  
24.4.2003 Mqabba (Malta) 1    
11.4.2003 Kagoshima (Japan) 10 4 3 buildings come up in flames
22.3.2003 Velloor (India) 4    
18.2.2003 Ravuthampatti Village (India) 2    
28.12.2002 Shiling, Centralprovince Jiangxi (China) 34 (16 children of it)   explosion led to further explosion in school convenient beside it
3.12.2002 Northchina * 13    
5.11.2002 Meiselding (Austria)   1  
27.10.2002 Chomu (India) 11 2  
24.10.2002 Kajwalichak, Kotwali (India) 4 2  
23.10.2002 Viluppuram district in Tamil Nadu state (India) 10 8  
21.9.2002 Kalibakung Village near Slawi (Indonesia) 15 21  
30.8.2002 Visciano (Italy) 3 1 Factory destroyed
28.4.2002 Iklin (Malta) 1    
22.4.2002 Aesch (Switzerland) 0 0 1 building destroyed,  buildings near by substantial damaged
26.3.2002 Mqabba (Malta)   3 The storeroom was in imminent danger to explode, this led to the evacuation of the area surrounding the fireworks factory
6.3.2002 Perth (Westaustralia) 0 0 additionally bush fires were released
25.2.2002 Yanshui (Taiwan) * 6 (1 child of it)    
30.1.2002 Jinagxi (China)      
21.1.2002 Province Hunan (South China) * 6    
7.1.2002 Shangli, province Jiangxi (China) 3 more than 20  
2.1.2002 The East of China 29    
30.12.2001 Huangmao, Wanzai, province Jiangxi (China) 34 61  
13.12.2001 Guotai (China) 2    
24.11.2001 Terricola (Italy) 4 1  
30.10.2001 Linyi, Shandong Province (China) * 2   nearby buildings damaged
5.10.2001 Eminabad Village (Pakistan) 4 5  
10.8.2001 Caldelas (Portugal) 5 1 released wood fires
19.7.2001 Chester, South Carolina (USA) 1 3  
22.6.2001 near St. Louis (USA)   3 explosion blew the roof off of the building and caused 2 walls to collapse
1.6.2001 Lahore (Pakistan) 9 4  
24.12.2000 Phitsanulok (Thailand) 1 50  
2.10.2000 Mohalla Munir Khan (India)* 5 3  
7.8.2000 Sydney (Australia) 1    
5.8.2000 Jiangxi Province (China) * 21 25  
30.6.2000 Jiangmen City (China) 40 130 30 persons still missing / 1,700 residential houses and 66 factories and mines near the site were damaged with property losses totalling over 2.5 million yuan worth.
18.5.2000 Veroli (Italy) 3 2  
17.5.2000 Buffalo, North Dakota (USA) 1 1  
17.5.2000 Tepic (Mexico) 1 2 at 10 surrounding houses damage to property developed
15.5.2000 Rafelcofer (Spain)  6 8  
13.5.2000 Enschede (Netherlands)  22 about 1000 nearly 500 destroyed or damaged houses
17.4.2000 Village Bitia Bazar (India)* 4 1  
10.3.2000 Eastern Province of Jiangxi (China) 33 10  
13.1.2000 Anhui province (eastern China) * 22 (11 children of it)    
6.12.1999 Oberried (Switzerland)  0 0 ca. 300'000 Franken 
30.3.1999 Osseo, Hillsdale County (USA)  5 1  
28.12.1998 Lima (Peru) 7 (2 children of it) 8 the blaze destroyed several buildings
21.12.1998 Barangay Bunlo (Philippines) 3 (children) 4  
12.12.1998 San Antonio de Jesus (Brazil) * 24 (9 children of it) 50  
11.12.1998 Osseo, Michigan (USA) 7 13  
Dez. 1998 Bahia (Brazil)* 39 50  
13.10.1998 Tultepec (Mexico) 10 35 30 houses totally destroyed and 100 houses damaged
19.5.1998 Huizhou (China) 8 69  
16.5.1998 Rawalpindi (Pakistan) 14 56  
4.5.1998 Huerres (North of Spain) 5   factory totally destroyed
20.1.1998 Susun (China) * 17 (3 children of it)    
Juni 1997 La Follette, Tennessee (USA) 4 several  
Juli 1996 Hefeng (China) 40 47 The detonation was noticeable in the periphery of 10 km
29.6.1996 Piya (China)* 36 52  
1996 Aarhus (Denmark) 2    
June 1995 Ile Java (Indonesia) 22 55  
16.6.1992 Moriya, Ibaragi (Japan) 3 58 Damage in area of about 2 km radius around the factory: 15 factory buildings burned, 631 private house were damaged, 18 vehicles burned and 20 vehicles partially damaged
12.7.1991 Meenampatti (India) 40 (children)    
21.6.1991 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 20 33  
16.5.1991 Genesee township (America) 3 1  
7.5.1991 Sungai Buluh, Selangor (Malaysia) 22 <103  
14.2.1991 Culemborg near Utrecht (Netherlands) 2 20 numerous houses substantially damaged
1991 Rafelcofer (Spain) 1    
12.6.1990 Columbus, Miss. (USA) 2 2  
30.12.1988 Bocaue (Philippines) 12 23 5 houses destroyed and 10 damaged
5.5.1987 Mount Gilead, Morrrow County (USA) 1    
3.8.1985 Chandernagore (India) 18 4  
25.6.1985 Hallett, Oklahoma (USA) 21    
26.11.1983 Bellport (USA) 2 24 factory severely damaged and about 150 nearby homes
7.6.1982 Canton (China) 17 24  
11.7.1980 Zebbug (Malta) 2    
14.4.1980 Aracaju (Brazil) 10 many  
30.11.1979 Tachia (Taiwan) 12    
30.11.1972 Rome (Italy)* 15 100  
3.5.1961 Caracas (Venezuela) 38    
1966 Lichterfelde (Germany) 3    
26.8.1958 Chiaya (Taiwan) 23    
27.3.1957 Mexico City (Mexico) 11 <100  
16.7.1954 Leyden Township (USA) 3 1  
6.11.1942 Perinton, N.Y. (USA) 9 10  
5.7.1930 Neptune, N.J. (USA) 4 3  
3.4.1930 Devon (USA) 10 4  
13.5.1929 Hanover, Mass (USA) 3 many  
20.11.1925 Palisades, N.J. (USA) 1 1  
15.4.1921 Randolph, Mass. (USA)   some  
14.2.1921 Düsseldorf (Germany)  13    
3.10.1914 Jersey City (USA) 4 at least 50 8 buildings of the fireworks factory were demolished
30.9.1914 Chicago (USA) 5 a child  
13.8.1912 Auburn (USA) * 5 (3 children of it)    
2.7.1908 Steeplechase Island (USA)      
2.1.1908 Rochester, N.Y. (USA) 2 2  
20.4.1907 Chihuahua (Mexico)   2  
25.9.1905 Williamsburg (USA) 1 youth 5 (3 children of it) The factory was totally destroyed
26.2.1903 Newark, N.J. (USA)   6 youth The building was destroyed
17.6.1900 Philadelphia (USA) 3 14  
10.2.1900 Fostoria, Ohio (USA)   6  
8.6.1899 Graniteville, S.I. (USA)   many 36 buildings of the fireworks plant were destroyed
20.10.1898 Christchurch (New Zealand)      
26.8.1898 Minneapolis (USA)   6  
8.6.1897 Chicago (USA)   many  
15.4.1896 Chicago (USA) 2 youth 7  
2.10.1895 Jersey City (USA)    
7.4.1894 Blandford, Va. (USA) 11 9  
11.7.1893 Coney Island (USA)   2  
30.1.1893 Reading (USA) 1 youth 3 (2 youth of it)  
24.5.1888 Paris (France) 11 21  
28.7.1887 East Williamsburg (USA)   2 The building was completely destroyed

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Larger" accidents by fireworks, better said, accidents with death and hurt ones:

 

The following list of  accidents by fireworks with several death and hurt ones is by far not complete.

The reports covering fireworks accidents are from the Internet, television and the press.

If somebody wishes to obtain more information on a specific event, it can be found in the list of countries up this site.

Date Town/Country Incident summary Dead Injured
30.5.2011 Addison (America) A man was killed by a firework he lit. 1  
20.5.2011 Kurana (Sri Lanka) A five-year-old girl died. Accient at a wedding ceremony.  1 girl  
23.4.2011 Chalkida (Greece) A boy (7) died. He was hit in the face by a naval flare fired by a 25-year-old. 1 boy  
23.4.2011 Mandriko (Greece) Two men died. They were experimenting with home-made fireworks while one of those exploded. 2  
8.2.2011 Baicheng City (China) Explosion in a fireworks warehouse. 2 4
1.1.2011 Gaissach (Germany) A man was killed by his home-made fireworks. 1  
1.1.2011 Boerakker (The Netherlands) A 17-year-old was killed when he shot off a  home-made fireworks. 1 youth  
31.12.2010 Harderwijk (The Netherlands) A 13-year old boy was killed. He was hit by illegal fireworks set off by an unknown man. 1 boy  
6.10.2010 Hanoi (Vietnam) Blast when a shipment of fireworks blew up. 4 3
10.8.2010 Meenakshipuram (India) Eight men suffered serious injuries while raiding a firecracker warehouse at an unlicensed factory; seven of them died later in hospital. 7 1
3.4.2010 Voroi, Crete (Greece)  A 17-year-old died while constructing a homemade firework with a friend. 1  
3.4.2010 Karterado, Santorin (Greece) A man died in an explosion while he was making fireworks with a friend. 1 1
3.4.2010 Kalamata (Greece) Fireworks accident. 1  
2.3.2010 Taiz (Yemen) Explosion in a firework store. 10 14
28.2.2010 Chiayi City (Taiwan) 33 people including children were burnt after fireworks at the official Lantern Festival celebrations went wrong.   33
27.2.2010 Bochum (Germany) During a soccer game fireworks ("Bengalisches Feuerwerk") was burned down.   8
26.2.2010 Shiqiaotou Village (China) Explosion by an illegal private fireworks show. 22 48
3.2.2010 Darwin (Australia) A man caused a blast and a fire by litting fireworks and gasoline-filled jerry cans in an insurance office.   19
31.12.2009 Gingoog City (Philippines) Fire in a fireworks store. 2 (1 child of it)  
4.12.2009 Perm (Russia) Blaze, when a stray firework during a stage show pyrotechnics display set off inside a nightclub lit the ceiling and walls. 155 58
16.10.2009 Shikarpur town (India) A blaze at a firecracker market. 2 (1 child of it) 12
16.10.2009 Pallipattu (India) Explosion and fire at a firecracker store and warehouse. 34 10
6.10.2009 Sholavandan town (India) A parcel containing a large number of fireworks exploded soon after it was offloaded from a train. 2 9
24.9.2009 Santo André (Brazil) Explosion at an illegal fireworks storage facility. Fireworks were made illegally in the shop. 2 20
24.9.2009 Tiruvannamalai district (India) Explosion caused by firecrackers stored illegally in a house in a residential area. 11 (5 children of it) 13
24.9.2009 Johannesburg (South Africa) Explosion of a fireworks. 1  
23.9.2009 Voronezh (Russia) Explosion at a fireworks warehouse in a residential area. 1 55
16.9.2009 Konya (Turkey) A four-year-old boy died from phosphorus poisoning after he swallowed a firecracker. 1 child  
15.9.2009 Sheikhupura (Pakistan) Children were playing with firecrackers. 2 children 2 children
28.7.2009  Neuhaus (Switzerland) Explosion of fireworks. 1  
17.7.2009 Maradu (India) Around 1,000 kg of crackers stored in a house exploded. 3 (1 child of it) 1
4.7.2009 Dibble (America) A man died when the device of an artillery shell aerial fireworks he had lit, shot him in the head. 1  
4.7.2009 Ocracoke Island (America) A truck carrying fireworks for a July Fourth holiday display exploded while the workers were unloading it. 4 1
4.7.2009 Quakertown (America) An employee of a fireworks company was killed by an explosion during a Fourth of July fireworks. 1  
2.4.2009 Zhouwo Township (China) Fireworks explosion at a farmhouse. 4  
30.3.2009 Chechawatni (India) Explosion at a firecracker shop. 4  
15.3.2009 Jammu (India) A cracker accidentally hit a man on the head during a party while others were busting crackers.  1  
7.3.2009 Holiday (America) Fire at a fireworks store. 1  
3.2.2009 Sungai Baong (Malaysia) A firecracker a 19-year-old was trying to let-off, exploded when he bent over it, because he thought it was a dud.  1  
31.1.2009 Changle (China) Young people were setting off fireworks at their table inside a bar and starting a blaze with this. 10 22
1.1.2009 Navotas (Philippines) A man succumbed to an asthma attack caused by thick smoke from lighted firecrackers and fireworks. 1  
1.1.2009 Bangkok (Thailand) Fire in a nightclub; police believe the fire may have been caused by fireworks. 66 more than 200
1.1.2009 Cooper City (America) A man was setting off professional-grade fireworks in his backyard when he was somehow injured by one of the explosives. 1  
31.12.2008 Vigan City (Philippines) A man lighted a firecracker on the street near a shop where firecrackers were sold. The firecrackers in the shop were ignited by the man's firework and started a blaze, in which a man died.  1  
31.12.2008 Metro Manila (Philippines) A 19-year-old youth picked up a large firecracker that exploded on his face. 1  
31.12.2008 Hungary A man was shot at the head by a fireworks when he bent over it. 1  
25.11.2008 State of Puebla (Mexico) A man and a woman were killed in an explosion at an unlicensed fireworks warehouse. 2  
22.11.2008 Adlikon (Switzerland) A homemade firework exploded too early. 1 youth 1 youth
28.10.2008 Udham Singh Nagar district (India) Fire broke out in a cracker stall, spread and engulfed as many as 193 cracker stalls. 1  
28.10.2008 Bihar's Gopalganj district (India) In a private house a lamp accidentally fell on firecrackers and led to an explosion of the crackers and to a fire. 3 1
25.10.2008 Orissa (India) 3 men were carrying firecrackers on a motorcycle. 3  
17.10.2008 Lucknow (India) Over 50 kilogram of crackers which a couple was carrying home on a motorcycle, exploded, when the motorcycle on which they were riding, skidded.  2 some
17.10.2008 Roi Et province (Thailand) A home-made firework exploded during celebrations; it exploded on the ground instead of firing into the air. 5 12
20.9.2008 Shenzhen (China) Blaze and stampede at a nightclub. The fire was triggered by fireworks set off during a performance 44 87
11.9.2008 Eastern Bekaa Valley (Lebanon) Fireworks, smuggled in a truck, exploded. 5  
31.8.2008 Huerces (Spain) A tractor transporting fireworks exploded. 1 young girl 4
5.8.2008 Moradabad district (India) Two women were killed when explosives used in crackers went off in an explosion. 2  
4.8.2008 Déols (France) Explosion and fire in a warehouse of pyrotechnical material. 1  
3.8.2008 Marengo (America) An 'improvised fireworks' detonated prematurely. 2 teenager  
11.7.2008 Carlisle (America) A man died and a woman was injured, after a fireworks the man had lit, exploded in the man's face. 1 1
6.7.2008 Brookings (America) A makeshift bomb made out of sparkler fireworks a man was handling exploded. 1  
4.7.2008 New Madrid (America) A man died after a fireworks mortar struck him; he was helping at the city's Fourth of July fireworks display. 1  
21.4.2008 Asureshwar (India) As part of a temple ceremony firecrackers were burnt; a flicker fell on stocks of crackers at the site, triggering a blast and major fire. 1 boy 16
19.4.2008 Quito (Ecuador) Fire at a nightclub because someone inside lit fireworks, the sparks flew upward and ignited material in the ceiling. 15 35
30.3.2008 Orlando (America) During Wrestlemania championship a fireworks-show malfunciton dropped live rockets into the fans below.   45
26.3.2008 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) Explosion in a warehouse storing illegally fireworks and a fire 8 27
26.3.2008 Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (China) Firecracker explosion / The blast occurred when local officials tried to destroy eight truckloads of firecrackers in the Gobi desert. 24 8
7.3.2008 Bacolad City (Philippines) A man was stabbed on the chest and died after he complained about the other man's use of firecrackers. 1  
7.2.2008 Beijing's Pinggu District (China) A man was badly injured while igniting a kind of homemade firework ball. 1  
5.2.2008 Near Bukit Gambir Town (Malaysia) A man was killed when a box of fireworks exploded, hitting him in the chest. 1  
8.1.2008 Philippines A man died of infection. An unidentified firecracker that wounded 31.12.2007/1.1.2008 his right thumb brought about the infection. 1  
5./6.1.2008 Philippines A man suffered multiple injuries in his body from the shrapnel's of the firecracker that exploded on the night of December 31, 2007 and died of (firecracker-related) tetanus. 1  
31.12.2007 Löbau (Germany) 2 youths (17, 19) had shot from the outside a fireworks into a resounds, which started a fire. A 15-year-old girl died in the fire. 1 child  
31.12.2007 Poland A home-made firework exploded in the hands of two 18-year-old boys 1 1
30.12.2007 Zwickau (Germany) Explosion by making fireworks by him-self 1  
29.12.2007 Krasnoyarsk (Russland) Explosion in einem ehemaligen Bombenkeller, benutzt um Feuerwerkskörper zu lagern. 2  
29.11.2007 Manning (America) Explosion at a fireworks stand. 1  
26.11.2007 Yuncheng City (China) Children were playing inside an abandoned firecracker factory, when a small amount of expired explosives stored in the factory went off. 5 1
13.10.2007 Dholpur district (India) Seven people suffered burn injuries when firecrackers, kept in the jeep they were travelling in, burst.   7
6.10.2007 Korangi area (Pakistan) One of the crackers, fired by jubilant political workers, landed on a truck loaded with firecrackers and triggered a blast.   at least 15
25.9.2007 Fuzhou City (China) Fire at a nightclub caused by fireworks. 12 6
16.9.2007 Thazhamkuppam near Ennore (India) At a temple fest a spark from a fireworks display landed on a boy who was carrying a bundle of crackers. The boy panicked and threw his crackers on the crowd nearby. 7 24
16.9.2007 Guayaquil (Ecuador) Boy (11) killed by stray fireworks rocket during football match. 1 child  
25.8.2007 Kumbakonam (India) A tin container which was attached to one of the crackers burst along with it and caused the pieces to scatter. Some of them pierced a 16-year-old boy, who was watching the fireworks display, due to a weddig reception. 1  
12.8.2007 Peoria (America) Students put lit fireworks "as a prank" under the bedroom door of another sleeping student; the fireworks caused a fire, the student died of smoke inhalation. 1  
30.7.2007 Kandipara village (India) A fire broke out at a school room after an electric bulb suddenly burst in the room where villagers were making firecrackers. 7 28
27.7.2007 Beaver Township (America) A 15-year-old boy was killed by a makeshift bottle-rocket that exploded unexpectedly in his face. 1 child  
7.7.2007 Piedmont (America) A brother and his sister were severely burned during the City's fireworks show when a firework exploded low to the ground and debris set off unused fireworks in a box nearby. The sister died July 22 in hospital from her injuries and her brother died August 8 in hospital fom his injuries. 2  
5.7.2007 Athens (America) A 7-year-old boy and his father where shooting fireworks in the back yard and the family dog brushed against the table, where the launch tube was. The boy was struck by a mortar type round in the chest and died about 2 hours later in hospital. 1 child  
4.7.2007 Texarkana (America) A 13-year-old boy was struck in the back of the head by a mortar round and died from injuries he received while shooting off fireworks, at hospital on July 6. 1 child  
4.7.2007 Springfield (America) A 4-year-old boy died after he apparently set off fireworks stored at his home, resulting in a fatal fire. 1 child  
4.7.2007 Independence Township (America) Two brothers were hospitalized with serious injuries after a firework explosion. They were apparently making fireworks. The younger died at hospital on July 10, the older died at hospital on July 25. 2  
3.7.2007 Miami County (America) At a family party a four-inch mortar went off, critically injuring a man. He died from his injuries on July 4 in hospital. 1  
2.7.2007 Melvindale (America) A woman stuck her head over a 3-inch-wide mortar that did not go off, later it did and hit her in the head. She died later in hospital. 1  
30.6.2007 Lubbock (America) A 2-year-old girl played with a gasoline can and caught fire from a spark on a burning sparkler as she walked by another girl. She died in hospital on July 5. 1 child  
26.6.2007 Williston (America) A decade-old box of M-80 firecrackers exploded and killed a man on the job, using a cutting torch to open an abandoned safe. A spark from the torch apparently set off the fireworks. 1  
5.5.2007 Downers Grove (USA) An illegal fireworks display on a bachelor party: one of the men went to inspect a lit but unexploded commercial-grade firework which then blew up, hitting him (deadly) in the head. 1  
10.4.2007 Ajman (United Arab Emirates) Two workers were killed when 300 kg of confiscated fireworks loaded in two trucks exploded. The firecrackers were to be destroyed, as per court order,  but they exploded due to an error. 2 2
8.4.2007 Eastern Aegean island of Icaria (Greece) A man was killed when a homemade firework blew up in his hands. 1  
8.4.2007 A village near Agrinion (Central Greece)  One of a man's hands was blown off when a firework exploded and he died from his injuries soon afterward. 1  
6.4.2007 Chendrayanpalli (India) Crackers were being carried in an autorickshaw when sparks from a fireworks display fell on the vehicle and the crackers along with the vehicle exploded 3 (1 child of it) 10
6.4.2007 A village near Meslongi (Western Greece) A man died, when a firework that he had made exploded in his hands. 1  
5.4.2007 Kozhikode City (India) A major fire broke out in a firecracker shop, soon spread to another firecracker shop and to other shops in the area. More than 30 shops were gutted in the fire. 7 more than 50
4.4.2007 Neuhofen (Austria) A man had been attempting to light a fireworks and when it didn't work fast enough, he bent about it and in this moment the fireworks exploded 1  
25.3.2007 Missoula (America) A large quantity of fireworks, flash powder and other chemical ingredients used in homemade pyrotechnics caused a garage explosion. 1  
22.3.2007 Belem (Northeastern Brazil) A boy (11), struck in the head by a firecracker in a soccer match March 22, died March 24. 1 (child)  
10.2.2007 Conargo, New South Wales (Australia) A man suffered critical head injuries, when a fireworks device he was attempting to light exploded prematurely, and died. 1  
5.2.2007 Zaoqiang County (China) Workers were transferring fireworks from one warehouse to another in a fireworks factrory when the fireworks exploded. 6 2
15.1.2007 Southern Province of Guizhou (China) At a razzia for illegally made firecrackers firecrackers in the kitchen of a house was exploding 1  
1.1.2007 Barendrecht (The Netherlands) Fireworks exploded in the face of a man 1  
1.1.2007 Turgi (Switzerland) Man had been attempting to light a number of fireworks and was leaning over them when one exploded in his face. 1  
1.1.2007 The Hague (The Netherlands) Fireworks exploded in a man's face. 1  
31.12.2006 Wonneberg (Germany) Explosion of a self-made firework. 1 1
30.12.20065 Cheb (Czech Republic) Man set off fireworks, and when he bent over it, it exploded and hit him in the face. 1  
30.12.2006 Sao Paulo (Brazil) Two children (5 and 4) playing in a room stuffed with fireworks set off an explosion. 2 (children)  
25.12.2006 Ormoc City (Philippines) Illegally sold firecrackers inside a department store caught fire. 27 (a pregnant woman, 1 child and 2 babies of it) 13
24.12.2006 Los Minas (Dominican Republic) A boy (14) had a stall with fireworks and sold to another boy fireworks. This boy lit the fireworks so that the stall got on fire. 1 (child)  
23.12.2006 Maracaibo (Venezuela) Explosions ripped through dozens of fireworks stalls at an outdoor market. 6 (1 child of it) 54
20.11.2006 Guatemala City (Guatemala) A cigarette butt thrown into a stand selling fireworks ignited an enormous blaze at El Granero  open-air Market 18 (3 children of it) some
16.10.2006 Hyderabad (India) the crackers, a 6-year-old boy lit in a small cabin, exploded on his face and the cabin went up in flames 1  
16.10.2006 Owaisis Hills (India) when a 2-year-old girl fell on a pile of crackers, which have been made by her mother for Diwali, it exploded due to pressure 1 child 2 children
21.9.2006 Mudanjiang City (China) A bag containing gas and fireworks a woman brought onto a bus she was riding on caught fire, leading to a blaze 5 20
14.8.2006 Songkhla (Thailand) Fireworks exploded when workers transferred fireworks from a truck to a warehouse 2 3
8.8.2006 Panruti (India) Explosion when highpower firecrackers were transported 1  
3.8.2006 Karaman (Turkey) Explosion at a fireworks shop 2 4
25.7.2006 Ermua (Spain) A man died when one of the rockets he was launching, exploded in his face. 1  
7.7.2006 Providence (America) A man was setting fireworks off on Independence Day, it shot back in his face. The man died days later in hospital. 1  
6.7.2006 Fojo Lobal (Portugal) Someone ignited a firecracker which flew into the face of another man; the man died on spot.  
5.7.2006 Gloucester (America) A man was setting fireworks off on Indepence Day, one of it shot toward his stepson; the child died a day later in hospital. 1 (child)  
4.7.2006 Upper Merion Township (America) During a municipal fireworks display, a single fireworks shell shot out toward the crowd instead of upward.   16
4.7.2006 Woodston (America) Two brothers had been popping firecrackers. There was a vehicle gasoline tank nearby, and sparks from firecrackers somehow ignited an explosion. 1 (child) 1 (child)
2.7.2006 Kansas City (America) A man caused an explosion by aiming fireworks at a neighbor's house and that explosion caused the fire that resulted in the death of a girl 1 (child)  
23.6.2006 Shariff Aguak Town (Philippine) A car bomb exploded in a public market; the bomb was placed in or under a parked minibus loaded with fireworks. 5 10
14.6.2006 Baltonfuzfo (Hungary) Explosion in a fireworks warehouse. 4  
13.6.2006 Binangonan town (Philippines) Explosion in a fireworks storage building.   9
4.6.2006 Vilacheri (India) A boy (14) picked up a firecracker which did not burst and was examining it when it suddenly exploded in his face. He died on the spot. 1 (child)  
10.5.2006 Ciudad Juarez (Mexico) An explosion at a clandestine fireworks shop 1 7
9.4.2006 Malim (India) At a procession, children were in a car throwing-out firecrackers from the car; sparks of the crackers may have entered the car and ignited the other boxes full of fireworks. 2 (children) 4
10.3.2006 Uthandivalavu near Mettur (India) A man strapped himself and his children with fireworks and set them ablaze. The crackers went off killing his daughter (10); the man and his son (7) are battling for life. 1 (child) 2 (1 child of it)
29.1.2006 Linqi town (Central China) A storehouse full of fireworks was ignited by fireworks and exploded, causing too collapse of a neighboring temple nearby. 36 48
24.1.2006 Airwa Katra Town (India) Two teenage boys burst crackers outside a shop stashed with firecrackers, setting up a chain reaction, leading to an explosion of the shop 5  
4.1.2006 Collymore Rock (Barbados) A man was storing fireworks left over from New Year's celebrations when they blew up; the house went up in flames and he was killed 1  
31.12.2005 (Romania) A man was killed by the blast of a homemade pyrotechnical device 1  
31.12.2005 Calabria (Italy) A man was killed when his DIY rocket exploded 1  
31.12.2005 Eindhoven (Netherlands) A man died, when fireworks exploded in his face 1  
31.12.2005 (The Philippines) Two mentally-ill men, who had swallowed fireworks, died 2  
31.12.2005 Strass (Austria) A man suffered heaviest injuries with the attempt to reignite the igniter cord of fireworks; he died later 1  
26.12.2005 San Felix (Venezuela) An accidental fireworks explosion started a blaze that raced through a busy strip mall, 20  20
26.12.2005 Genderkingen (Germany) A man died, when his self-made fireworks exploded 1  
25.12.2005 Guatemala City (Guatemala) House on fire by a stray firework 5 (children)  
26.10.2005 Chennai (India) An explosion in a fireworks warehouse 1 10
18.10.2005 United Arab Emirates A man (23) died on the spot when the firecracker he lit exploded, and ripped his face apart. 1  
22.9.2005 Lahore (Pakistan) A bomb exploded on the street, triggering an explosion in a nearby fireworks shop. 5 20
21.9.2005 Haveli Koranga (Pakistan) Somebody  lit up a cigarette and threw the burning match-stick on the stock of fireworks which was lying in a corner of the restaurant. The fireworks exploded, the restaurant caught fire 9 18
15.9.2005 Tultepec (Mexico) Major fire on a fireworks market, released by a customer who has lit firework and threw it away, setting off a chain reaction   over 100
9.9.2005 Grand Rapids (America) At a fireworks show, one low exploding firework sent shrapnel flying into the crowd   7
8.9.2005 Birmingham (England) Some fireworks went wrong at a fireworks spectacle in a drive-in cinema   7
3.9.2005 Tlacotepec (Mexico) Fireworks stored at a building that also illicitly sold gasoline exploded 7 (5 children of it) 4
18.8.2005 Crestline (America) Explosion at a commercial fireworks storage: Workers were transferring fireworks from a box trailer to a horse trailer, one box just exploded, caused the other fireworks to ignite 3 3
6.8.2005 near Otumba (Mexico) A cargo truck loaded with fireworks exploded. Sparks from an overhead fireworks display apparently sparked the explosion. 7 (2 children of it) 4
23.6.2005 Figueira da Foz (Portugal) Rockets from the overnight fireworks show landed among    50
19.4.2005 near Nuvvularevu (India) Fireworks, which were stored in a parish meeting hall, caught fire  18 50
29.3.2005 Madurai (India) A fire occurred in a firework shop 2  
19.2.2005 Village Thuthipattu (India) Explosion during a funeral procession which was traditionally accompanied with bursting firecrackers. Fire from one such ignited cracker fell on bags containing firecrackers causing the explosion 2 6
31.12.2004 Barangay Turo (Philippines) A man lit a firecracker, which flew in the air, then hit a stack of powerful firecrackers in one store. The blaze set off large quantities of firecrackers stored in houses and stores and a fire broke out that destroyed houses and stores along a strip of stalls selling firecrackers. 1000 houses were burned down. 7 6
30.12.2004 Buenos Aires (Argentina) Concertgoers in a disco set off fireworks during an indoor rock concert, igniting the ceiling 192 889
9.12.2004 Changsha A railway carriage with firecrackers exploded   18
1.8.2004 Agra (Switzerland) After the first fireworks, the fireworks plant tilted and one of the fireworks rockets shot in the group of spectators (about a distance of 50 m) 1 7
1.8.2004 Wattwil (Switzerland) In an old people's home a rocket solved from the mounting plate and flew into the group of spectators. 1 8
16.4.2004 Erhuping Village (China) A cargo truck loaded with fireworks exploded 10  
15.4.2004 Tonala (Mexico) Explosion at a small fireworks store 7 (1 child of it) 1
5.3.2004 Baliuag (Philippines) Fireworks warehouse was razed to ground 1  
2.1.2004 Buenos Aires (Argentina) Explosion at a supermarket that sold illegal fireworks 5 12
31.12.2003 Lucena (Philippines) At a market a firecracker vendor set off a massive blaze by testing his wares too close to his storeroom. 18 22 people  missing
27.12.2003 Rawalpindi (Pakistan) Explosion in a warehouse of fireworks 5 3
9.12.2003 Douzhuangzi Village/  Dagang District (China)  illegally stored fireworks exploded 6  
23.9.2003 Faizpur Kurd (Pakistan) An explosion triggered a fire at a fireworks shop 1 5
1.8.2003 Tonglu, Zhejiang Province (China) a fireworks warehouse exploded   10
4.7.2003 Sharaqpur (Pakistan) Explosion of a firewoks shop 3 (2 children of it)  
4.7.2003 Kilgore, Texas (USA) Explosion of a warehouse of fireworks (2 tons of fireworks!)   several
4.7.2003 Bonita Springs (USA) Explosion when unloading a truck loaded with fireworks 5  
21.2.2003 Rhode Island (USA) Fire in the nightclub "The Station", released by fireworks 95 187
5.2.2003 Sialkot (Pakistan) Explosion of a container with fireworks 17 numerous
3.2.2003 Taiping (China) Explosion of fireworks led to several other explosions in several shops nearby 7 21
31.12.2002 Tacurong (Philippines) An unknown man threw a hand grenade on the market on a table with fireworks 6 30
31.12.2002 Veracruz (Mexico) Series of explosions of fireworks on the central market place 29 50
8.12.2002 Tiruchegode (India) Explosion in a fireworks shop 2 2
27.12.2002 Bishkek (Russia) explosion of fireworks on the market (houses/market containers in the radius of 50 m were destroyed) 7 12
24.10.2002 Osmangunj (India) a fire broke out at a cracker shop 12  
23.10.2002 Begumbazar area (Pakistan) A fire in the crackers warehouse 13 12
13.10.2002 Massa di Faicchio (Italy) explosion of an officially not approved storage hall for fireworks 2 (1 child of it)  
17.9.2002 Athur near Salem (India) a van loaded with fireworks and gas cylinders exploded 18 50
2.9.2002 Sandhaimedu (India) Explosion at a firework shop in a Municipal shopping complex 6 7
23.8.2002 Indramayu (Indonesia) A passenger bus carrying fireworks exploded. 12 16
1.8.2002 Hagenwil (Switzerland) fireworks flew into a group of spectators   6 (4 children of it)
21.7.2002 Lima (Peru) Fireworks of a fireworks show lit a fire in a disco of a shopping centre 26 50
2.7.2002 Cheyyar (India) Explosion in a fireworks shop 6 several
10.2.2002 Xingyang (China) rockets of a stand on the ground floor of a shopping centre  caught fire (a customer tried fireworks), afterwards the warehouse of fireworks on the second floor exploded 9  
29.12.2001 Lima (Peru) Major fire in the city centre, released by an explosion in a shop by fireworks (a salesman demonstrated to a customer fireworks) more than 300 more than 300
26.11.2001 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) fire in a disco, released by fireworks 6 300
21.9.2001 Liji Township, Wuhan, Hubei Province (China) a fireworks and firecrackers warehouse exploded 17 13
21.8.2001 Sao Paulo (Brazil) An explosion of a barrel of gunpowder; the gunpowder was being used to make fireworks 8  
6.8.2001 Alicante (Spain) By a celebration a charge of fireworks exploded. 1 3
17.7.2001 Provinz Shaanxi (China) explosion of illegal stored fireworks in a private house 41 89
18.4.2001 Lissabon (Portugal) a fireworks rocket flew in a garage full of fireworks and initiated an explosion 2 16
6.3.2001 Fanglin, province Jiangxi (China) explosion in the local elementary school where school children manufactured fireworks 54 (50 children of it) 27
1.1.2001 Volendam (Netherlands) Fire in a coffee shop because of letting-off fireworks 5 130
7.11.2000 Samut Kakhon Province (Thailand) an explosion at a shop selling fireworks 3 83
25.10.2000 Boca del Rio (Mexico) nearly 600 kg (!) fireworks, which were stored directly beside  a sleep area, explodet in a base 4 17
3.8.2000

Luzern (Switzerland)

5 fireworks rockets shot in the group of spectators (about a distance of 30 m)   15
26.6.2000 Kiel (Germany) fireworks exploded beside a truck and that's why thus pyrotechnic material stored beside and on the truck exploded too   5
2.6.2000 The Northeast of Brazil explosion of an illegal fireworks warehouse 4 (3 children of it)  
22.5.2000 Brisbane (Australia) A blast sent metal fragments flying into a crowd gathered to watch a fireworks display. 1 7
14.3.2000 Santa Ana Jilotzingo (Mexico) An explosion after sparks ignite hundreds of fireworks at a religious festival 3 17
8.11.1999 Sonepat (India) from the stands for fireworks a fire proceeded, which spread on the market fast 45  
27.9.1999 Celaya (Mexico) explosion of an illegal warehouse of fireworks (up to 5 tons!) and a gastank 56 348
30.8.1999 Karaganda/Kazakhstan (Russia) By a fireworks display a rocket failed to fly high enough and exploded just above the heads of hundreds of spectators. 2 60
6.4.1999 Peking (China) explosion of fireworks (a farmer had tried to manufacture fireworks illegally in his house) 9  
14.8.1998 Elche (Spain) During a fireworks festival, known as "Noche del Alba", hundreds of people are throwing fireworks at each other.   more than a hundred people
1.8.1998 Interlaken (Switzerland) a bomb of the official fireworks already ignited flew to the spectator ranks   8
2.3.1998 Boraas (Sveden) explosion of a fireworks depot 2 8
24.10.1997 Willenhall (England) Fireworks exploded and shot into a crowd at a public bonfire display   20 (11 children of it)
26.8.1997 Dortmund (Gemany) Fireworks bomb flew to spectator ranks and exploded there   25
6.7.1997 West Lost Lake (USA) People making their own fireworks when gunpowder accidentally ignited   6
4.12.1996 Sichuan (China) fireworks in a private production plant catched fire 17  
16.8.1996 Arequipa (Peru) Fireworks met a high voltage transmission line, this felt into a group of humans 35 36
5.7.1996 Scottown (USA) explosion in a store of fireworks (3 young men lit a fire in a box of fireworks) 8 12
31.8.1995 Rupperswil (Switzerland) a worker died by an explosion of fireworks in a distribution store of a company 1  
30.1.1995 Sao Paulo (Brazil) explosion in a warehouse of fireworks  12 25
1.8.1991 Bern (Switzerland) a woman was hit by  a fragment of a rocket firing apparatus 1  
März 1990 Kerala (India) in a temple stored fireworks exploded 23  
8.5.1989 Mexico-City (Mexico) 1 1/2 tons of fireworks exploded   50
11.12.1988 Mexico-City (Mexico) In a store on the old market area fireworks exploded and lead in a chain reaction to further explosions by the nearby fireworks stands and to a fire 70  83
5.6.1980 Garanhus (Brazil) Explosion in a store selling fireworks 3 30
31.12.1963 North Charleston, S.C. (USA) Stored fireworks exploded in a supermarket 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Buenos Aires/Argentina, in the night to 31.12.2004

Witnesses said the blaze began after concertgoers set off fireworks during an indoor rock concert inside the two-level "Republica Cromagnon" club, igniting the ceiling and triggering a stampede as people confronted a locked main exit door while struggling to flee. Officials said Friday that the door had been wired shut by club staff to prevent people from entering without tickets. At least 175 killed and 700 injured!

City officials estimated that 4,000 people had been squeezed into the club, which measured about 16,000 square feet.

 

You can read more about in the article "Fire, Panic and a Locked Main Exit", 1.1.2005, http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1802&e=20&u=/washpost/a38140_2004dec31

 

The Thursday night blaze in Buenos Aires recalled similar tragedies in

-         Volendam/Netherlands in New Year's Eve 2001 when 12 people died and about 200 people were injured when fireworks ignited the club "Het Hemeltje"

-         Lima/Peru in July 2002, when fireworks ignited the disco "Utopia" in a shopping center and 26 people died and 50 people were severly injured

-         Rhode Island/America in February 2003, when a pyrotechnic display at a nightclub ignited soundproofing material during a concert by the Band Great White, killing about 100 people and injuring about 200

 

 

 

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