Explosives accident injured 3 in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- A man, woman and child suffered burns when a homemade explosive went off unexpectedly Monday afternoon outside a home in Aberdeen.

Police told KBKW (http://kbkw.com/) a 26-year-old man had poured out some black powder and lit it to cause a flash and smoke. When he attempted it again, it exploded.

The man was treated for burns to a hand and leg. His 21-year-old girlfriend and 4-year-old niece received more-serious burns and were transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where they are reported in satisfactory condition.

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Information from: KBKW-AM, http://kbkw.com

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