• 2 Florida boys serious burned by homemade firework explosion

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    POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say two boys playing with an illegal homemade firework have been hospitalized with serious burns.

    The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports an 8-year-old and 9-year-old boys were trying to light an onion bomb when it exploded.

    Pompano Beach Fire Rescue spokeswoman Sandra King told the newspaper the boys were having a tough time and both of them bent down to light the device when it exploded Wednesday in the courtyard of an apartment building.

    The 8-year-old suffered second-degree burns to his face and both hands. The older boy had second-degree burns on one hand. Three other boys were not hurt.

    They've been transferred to a burn center in Miami after being rushed to a medical center in Fort Lauderdale.

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    Information from: Sun Sentinel , http://www.sun-sentinel.com/

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