12 Injured After Hydrogen-Filled Balloons Explode During Indian PM’s Birthday

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As many as 12 people were hurt when firecrackers ignited hydrogen-filled balloons, causing a massive explosion during a birthday celebration for India’s prime minister, dramatic video shows.

The fiery footage shows the moment when about 100 balloons burst into flames during a birthday gathering in Chennai on Friday for Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi, who turned 70 on Thursday, the New Indian Express reported.

A huge explosion is seen seconds after a series of firecrackers went off nearby, sending sparks into a bunch of balloons and causing it to ignite instantly, the newspaper reported. Read More at NyPost

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