Makeshift fireworks injure faces of mother, 2 kids

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Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2013 12:00 am

A mother, her two young children and an adult male were injured when makeshift fireworks blew up around 9 p.m. Wednesday night near Fremont, Neb.

They were taking apart mortar shells and packing the powder into a cannon with a wooden stick or rod. The people sustained injuries to the face from wooden shrapnel when the fireworks exploded.

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