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One person is dead and five others suffered injuries Tuesday night after a large limb of one of the big oak trees in front of the Rock Island County Courthouse snapped and fell on them as they watched the Red, White and Boom! fireworks show, Rock Island County Sheriff Gerry Bustos said
“Had that limb snapped on any other day it would have fallen harmlessly and not hurt anyone,” an emotional Bustos said.
The extent of the injuries of the other five victims was not available late Tuesday.
Bustos said emergency crews were being called between 9:40-9:45 p.m.
The fireworks show began at 9:30 p.m. and lasted until about 9:55 p.m.
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