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Saturday, 13 May, 2000, 23:21 GMT 00:21 UK
In pictures: Firework blaze
A massive explosion in a firework factory brought death and destruction to the Dutch town of Enschede.

Explosion
Fireworks explode and flames leap 40m into the air

factory on fire
Fire crews battle to bring the SE Firework blaze under control

Fire engines
Smoke rises into the sky as fire crews from across the German border join the operation

destruction
The aftermath of the blaze looked like a bomb site

burned vehicle
Cars and homes were destroyed in the explosion

resting
Fire crews take a breather




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