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Foot severed in fireworks blast

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CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Police say a woman’s foot was severed while she watched fireworks on the city’s southwest side.

Authorities say a 32-year-old woman lost her left foot around 11 p.m. on Thursday. Her right foot was also injured. Meanwhile, a 34-year-old woman who was nearby also received fourth-degree burns to her left leg.

Police spokesman Michael Sullivan says the women were hurt after they saw a “light” come toward them and explode as they watched fireworks in a park.

The two are in serious condition at a hospital.


Posted 7/5/2013