'Freak' fireworks display goes off with a bang in Scotland
Tuesday 06 November 2012
A fireworks display went off with an unexpectedly big bang when one of the rockets misfired into the other fireworks, setting them all off.
The display was taking place at the Pentland Community Centre, Oxgangs Brae in Edinburgh and was caught on camera by one of the spectators who posted it online.
The footage shows several people running away as the fireworks explode, miraculously no one was injured in the accident.
In a statement on their website, the Pentland Community Centre said: "The Management Committee of PCC would like to express our sincere apologies for any upset caused following the unfortunate incident at our annual firework display on Monday evening."
"One of the rockets misfired towards the end of the display, and ricocheted into the remaining undetonated fireworks, setting them off all at once. This was a freak accident, and most regrettable, but this is the first incident we have had in 10 years of holding this popular community event, and we extend our apologies to everyone who was alarmed."
The community centre that it would be reviewing their safety protocols following the incident and stressed that it was 'a well organised event' which had been approved by both the City of Edinburgh Council and the emergency services.
The statement added "It is a fact of life that sometimes unforeseen things happen, despite the best of planning and precaution".
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