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updated: 7/5/2013 8:37 AM

Woman's foot severed in Chicago fireworks blast

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Associated Press

Chicago Police say a woman's foot was severed while she watched fireworks on the city's Southwest side.

Authorities say a 32-year-old woman lost her left foot around 11 p.m. on Thursday. Her right foot was also injured. Meanwhile, a 34-year-old woman who was nearby also received fourth-degree burns to her left leg.

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Police spokesman Michael Sullivan says the women were hurt after they saw a "light" come toward them and explode as they watched fireworks in a park.

The two are in serious condition at a hospital.

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