Florida Teen Dies After Fireworks Explosion

A Florida teen is dead following a Thursday night fireworks explosion.

Tampa police tell news outlets the 16-year-old male victim was holding a mortar firing tube and trying to launch it when it exploded.

The teen was taken to Tampa General Hospital. According to authorities, he was pronounced dead early Friday morning. 

Police said the explosion caused injuries to the boy's hand and chest.

The teen's name hasn't been released. An investigation is under way.


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