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Massive explosion and fire at a fireworks factory in London

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Madame Coton's fireworks factory, located in a poor residential area of London south of the Thames, caught fire. Explosions and the resulting firing of rockets being prepared for a display rain down on the neighboring area, including another fireworks factory which also ignited. Madame Coton and four others were killed and hundreds more injured. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle,The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1858 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1859), 122.


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