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Cebu records 9 firecracker injuries on Christmas Day

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04:37 PM December 25th, 2012

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By: Jhunnex Napallaan, December 25th, 2012 04:37 PM

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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