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Explosion kills 14, injures 13 in two China factories

BEIJING -- Explosions ripped through two fireworks factories in China killing 14 people and injuring 13, state media reported Monday.

A blast Monday morning at a factory in Dongtun, in Huaiyang district of central Henan province, left seven dead and 12 injured, Xinhua news agency said, quoting local authorities.

The factory was operating illegally as its licence had expired, and the family of the owner had been detained by police, it said.

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