Danger zone

Workers preparing to destroy boxes of illegal fireworks in Rongan, China's southern Guangxi province, on Wednesday. More than 600 boxes of illegal fireworks were destroyed as part of a campaign to improve public safety.
PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Workers preparing to destroy boxes of illegal fireworks in Rongan, China's southern Guangxi province, on Wednesday.

More than 600 boxes of illegal fireworks were destroyed as part of a campaign to improve public safety.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 18, 2016, with the headline 'Danger zone'. Print Edition | Subscribe