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(PELHAM, N.H.) — Police say nine people were hurt when a neighborhood fireworks display exploded prematurely on a backyard deck in Pelham, N.H., Tuesday.

Witnesses described hearing what sounded like gunshots coming from the home and at least one resident reported seeing a “huge mushroom cloud” of smoke.

Three of the victims were children. Two of the kids suffered serious burns and were flown to Boston-area hospitals for treatment. The other victims were transported by ambulance to local hospitals.

Residents say that the family holds a neighborhood fireworks display every year and that there were dozens of people at the home at the time of Tuesday’s accident.

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