Philippine fireworks factory blast kills six

A powerful explosion obliterated a fireworks factory south of Manila on Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring more than 30 others, officials said. Witnesses said the blast gouged out a crater big enough to fit a school bus. The mutilated bodies of two men and a woman were recovered outside the compound of the Starmaker fireworks factory near a residential area in Trece Martires city in Cavite province, police chief Reynaldo Galang told DZMM radio. Three other people also died, a police spokesman said.