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Last Updated: Friday August 21 2009 11:56 GMT

Fireworks record 'disappointing'

As many as 175,000 people went to see a fireworks world record attempt in Dorset, England, but many were left disappointed by what they saw.

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Organisers were bidding to set off more fireworks inside a minute than anyone else has ever done before, and had 110,000 ready to launch.

They were set up on top of a barge, and after the main part of the display, the record attempt began. After being lit they all fired up in around six seconds, but didn't go very high.

Some visitors said it looked as if the barge itself had caught fire. Organisers said while the fireworks did go off faster than expected, they think they have broken the record.