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Over 20 injured as fire dancer loses control in Sri Lanka
Last Updated: 2018-06-25 14:13 | Xinhua
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Over 20 people sustained burn injuries when a fire dancer lost control of his act during a religious ceremony near a Hindu temple in Batticaloa, eastern Sri Lanka, state media reported Monday.

The injured include children, and some of them have received severe burn injuries.

According to the police, a wheel carrying fireballs went swirling into the crowd when the dancer lost control of his act during a procession near the temple on Sunday.

The injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals.

Fire dancing is often the highlight of religious and cultural pageants in Sri Lanka.

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