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Forty-five injured after firecrackers spark panic in southern France

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By Christopher Cummins  with Agencies
Forty-five injured after firecrackers spark panic in southern France

<p>As many forty-five people have been injured in a French holiday resort close to Nice (20k) after firecrackers prompted panic.</p> <p>Cafe tables were overturned and glasses smashed as people fled through the streets of Juan-Les-Pins fearing an attack was underway.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">Panique à Juan-les-Pins: 45 blessés au total <a href="https://t.co/IAHeUpDRKN">https://t.co/IAHeUpDRKN</a> <a href="https://t.co/p0jzLjwNDD">pic.twitter.com/p0jzLjwNDD</a></p>— Nice-Matin (@Nice_Matin) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nice_Matin/status/765063060340047872">August 15, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>France has been under emergency law since gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people in Paris in November.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">Panique à Juan-les-Pins: “Les parents disaient à leurs enfants: “On joue à cache-cache!'” <a href="https://t.co/vyzwrANP7t">https://t.co/vyzwrANP7t</a> <a href="https://t.co/T3Jgryy9mD">pic.twitter.com/T3Jgryy9mD</a></p>— Nice-Matin (@Nice_Matin) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nice_Matin/status/765137614332694528">August 15, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Last month, a Tunisian drove his truck into Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, killing 85 people, and two Islamist militants murdered an elderly priest.</p>