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7 Russians Injured in Turkey

ISTANBUL — A buried firecracker exploded on a packed beach in the Turkish resort of Kemer on Sunday, causing a shower of pebbles and gravel that injured seven Russian tourists, Russia's consul-general said.

"According to preliminary data, a firecracker buried in the beach exploded," Consul-General Alexander Tolstopyatenko told Interfax.

All the injured tourists have returned to their hotel after receiving medical treatment, RIA-Novosti reported.

The governor's office in nearby Antalya said in a statement that the cause of the small blast was as yet unclear.


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