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Fireball festival marks El Salvador volcanic eruption

Every year residents of Nejapa in San Salvador celebrate a religious rite, where young people throw fiery fuel-soaked rags at each other.

The festival commemorates a volcanic eruption in 1658.

Authorities have warned the festival could get out of hand as there are no rules.

Several serious injuries were reported at this year's event.

Liliet Heredero reports.

  • 02 Sep 2011
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