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      Detroit man, 44, killed while lighting fireworks


      A 44-year-old Detroit man celebrating July Fourth has been killed after fireworks he was lighting struck him in the chest and exploded.


      WXYZ-TV and WDIV-TV report Saturday that instead of shooting toward the sky, the fireworks shot out horizontally about 10:30 p.m. Friday on the city's west side.


      A neighbor tells WWJ-AM that the man was holding the fireworks when it went off.


      He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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