's an annual spectacular, the Christmas Eve Parrandas festival in the Cuban town of Remedios. But this year, for nearly 40 participants, including 6 children, it ended in near tragedy, an explosion sending them to the hospital with severe burns.>>
> But the show went on after the incident, with participants and tourists getting up close to the fireworks as they launched skywards.
The festival pits two of the town's neighborhoods against each other, with each side competing to put on the most spectacular show. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.