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2 of 3 Utah kids hurt in Orem cannon blast still in hospital

First Published Jun 16 2014 12:54 pm • Last Updated Jun 16 2014 09:57 pm

Two of three children injured during a weekend accident in an Orem parade involving a Civil War reenactment cannon remained hospitalized on Monday.

Orem police Lt. Guy Gustman confirmed that one of the children had been released, while the other two — apparently in serious condition — remained at the University of Utah burn center.

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Gustman could specifically identify which of the children had been discharged or further detail the extent of their injuries.

Two boys and one girl, ages 8 to 10, had been transported to the burn treatment facility on Saturday after the explosion during the Orem Summerfest Parade.

The incident occurred when the reenactment group fired a cannon near 800 E. Center Street. Sparks from the shot ignited a nearby pouch of additional charges, injuring the children, two of whom were siblings, Gustman said.

Orem police continued to investigate.


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