Explosion completely destroyed the LAPD Bomb Squad’s explosives disposal truck.
VIDEOKINGS — A major explosion in South Los Angeles damaged buildings and injured at least 16 people, including police officers, as a bomb squad was in the process of seizing more than 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in the area.
The blast damaged cars in a residential neighborhood and left debris on the streets, footage on social media showed. A truck that was apparently being used to collect the fireworks was also severely damaged, video showed.
The Los Angeles Police Department said on Twitter that at the time of the explosion, its bomb squad officers had been handling thousands of pounds of fireworks in the area of 27th Street and San Pedro Street.