Cebu records 9 firecracker injuries on Christmas Day

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CEBU CITY—At least nine firecracker blast victims on Tuesday were treated in different hospitals in Cebu and Mandaue cities.

Of the number, three were brought to the government-run Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center.

One of them was a 13-year-old boy from Talisay City, Cebu who suffered injuries when a whistle bomb exploded in his hand past 10 p.m. Monday, said VSMMC spokesperson Nonoy Mongaya.

A 42-year-old woman in Talisay City was wounded in the leg after she was hit by a firecracker called “Beauty in the Sky” at 12:45 a.m. on Christmas Day.

The third victim was a child who suffered eye injury after being hit by a firecracker.

In the meantime, five victims were brought to Cebu City Medical Center.

A hospital nurse said the victims were both children and adults who suffered minor injuries.

In Mandaue City, a seven-year-old boy was brought to the Mandaue City Hospital at 10 a.m. on Christmas Day to treat minor burns on his hands.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36O4ZGE5JY24XE4XQOXBM6O4WE Klepto

    Sayang walang bahay na nasunog tulad ng sa Manila!

  • Bli tz

    instead of shooing away unlucky events, ‘seems that we are inviting them.. each year there are hundreds if not thousands of victims (to include unreported incidents) of fireworks revelry.. when will we learn and open our eyes and see the truth out of this pagan practice. it cannot even be traced back to our tradition of using “bamboo cannon”.. best to just have fireworks display like in  other countries, minimizing statistics for death, maimed, or partly/totally disabled, or stray bullets victims.. many would counter: “business against number of deaths- its business”; an invalid argument for the sanctity of life..  have a safe new year celebration.. 

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