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Official: 5 killed, 10 hurt in fireworks container blast at customs storage area in Jordan

  • Jordanian firemen extinguish a fire at the site where two containers filled with fireworks exploded, in Amman, Jordan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Two containers filled with fireworks exploded at a customs storage area in Jordan's capital of Amman on Monday, killing many people and wounding at least 9, several critically, a civil defense official said. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

    Jordanian firemen extinguish a fire at the site where two containers filled with fireworks exploded, in Amman, Jordan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Two containers filled with fireworks exploded at a customs storage area in Jordan's capital of Amman on Monday, killing many people and wounding at least 9, several critically, a civil defense official said. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Smoke rises at the site after two containers filled with fireworks exploded, in Amman, Jordan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Two containers filled with fireworks exploded at a customs storage area in Jordan's capital of Amman on Monday, killing many people and wounding at least 9, several critically, a civil defense official said. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

    Smoke rises at the site after two containers filled with fireworks exploded, in Amman, Jordan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Two containers filled with fireworks exploded at a customs storage area in Jordan's capital of Amman on Monday, killing many people and wounding at least 9, several critically, a civil defense official said. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)  (The Associated Press)

  • People look at smoke leaping the air at the site after two containers filled with fireworks exploded, in Amman, Jordan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Two containers filled with fireworks exploded at a customs storage area in Jordan's capital of Amman on Monday, killing many people and wounding at least 9, several critically, a civil defense official said. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

    People look at smoke leaping the air at the site after two containers filled with fireworks exploded, in Amman, Jordan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Two containers filled with fireworks exploded at a customs storage area in Jordan's capital of Amman on Monday, killing many people and wounding at least 9, several critically, a civil defense official said. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)  (The Associated Press)

A civil defense officer says five people were killed and 10 wounded when two containers filled with fireworks exploded in a large customs storage area in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

The officer, Iyad al-Amer, says some of those hurt in Monday's blasts are in critical condition.

A large column of smoke rose from the area.

Al-Amer says Jordan's prime minister and interior minister rushed to the scene of the explosion.