Explosion Rocks Chinese Village

Posted at 8:04 AM, Jan 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-13 04:02:26-05

BEIJING, China (WTXL)- The Associated Press is reporting, Chinese state media say 14 killed, 7 injured in explosion in southern China village.

The Xinhua News Agency says the blast struck at 2:30 p.m. (0630 GMT) Monday outside the city of Kaili in the poor southern province of Guizhou. It says the cause of the explosion is under investigation.

Such blasts are sometimes caused by the illegal or unsafe storage of fireworks, demand for which spikes in the run-up to the Lunar New Year that falls this year on January 31.

Stay with WTXL online and on air tonight as we learn more about this fatal explosion.