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Kansas man lights 50 sparklers at once, loses fingers

WICHITA | A Hutchinson man is minus at least two fingers after a homemade explosive blew up in his hand at his home.

Authorities say the 44-year-old man had tied together about 50 sparklers at around noon Sunday, and lit a homemade fuse. The bundle exploded, ripping his fingers and leaving burns on his arm.

The man -- whose name has not been released -- was airlifted to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Hutchinson police say the man could face charges since fireworks are illegal within city limits.

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