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.