Teen dies after fireworks tube explodes in his hand

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A 16-year-old boy from Tampa has died after a tube used for shooting fireworks exploded in his hand, according to Tampa Police.

Police say they were called to a home on Osborne Avenue just before midnight for a report of a fireworks explosion. 

According to police, a 16-year-old boy was shooting off a motor round of fireworks from a tube. The tube exploded unexpectedly in the boy’s hand.

He was taken to Tampa General Hospital with critical injuries to his left hand and chest cavity. The teen died at the hospital.

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