Fatal firework explosion caused by mortar bomb

A 39-year-old man killed in a fireworks explosion in Swifterbant on Saturday, was killed by a mortar bomb - a dangerous type of firework that is illegal in the Netherlands, NOS reports.

The police already suspected that the man was killed by illegal fireworks, and investigation revealed that it was a mortar.

The man lit the firework around 3:30 p.m. It exploded almost immediately. "The explosion that happened, became fatal for the man", the police said. 

The man's wife and children saw the accident happen. Nobody else was hurt.