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Apr 9, 2011 11:41 AM by AP posted By James H Egbert

2 dead, 2 missing at Hawaii fireworks bunker blast

WAIPAHU, Hawaii (AP) - Rescuers are waiting for a charred fireworks storage bunker to cool down today before they search for two men missing and presumed dead.

The explosion killed two workers and two other workers were injured in a Honolulu suburb.

The blast yesterday scorched trees and bushes 40 feet away and explosions continued hours after the initial one. That prevented firefighters from entering the former military bunker in a Honolulu suburb to find the two missing men.

Police sent robots into the bunker to get a view from inside, and they helped rescuers determine the bunker was still too hot to enter last night. Rescue crews plan to return this morning.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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