Manila hospitals register 13 firecracker injuries as of 10 p.m., New Year's Eve | Inquirer News

Manila hospitals register 13 firecracker injuries as of 10 p.m., New Year’s Eve

/ 10:12 PM December 31, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – There are now 12 firecracker injuries recorded in Manila’s district hospitals as of 10 p.m. of Tuesday, New Year’s Eve.

According to information from the Manila Public Information Office (MPIO), among the victims of the firecracker injuries is an 11-year-old boy who sustained a blast injury at the right portion of his head due to a “baby rocket” firecracker.

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The said minor was rushed to the Ospital ng Sampaloc. Aside from the boy, two other victims of firecracker incidents were rushed to the same hospital.

Meanwhile, a 49-year-old woman sustained abrasions on her back after a pillbox exploded.  She was brought to the Ospital ng Tondo but was sent home shortly afterwards.

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MPIO also relayed that four injured persons were brought to the Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center, four in the Sta. Ana Hospital, and one in the Ospital ng Maynila in Malate.

Edited by JPV
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TAGS: baby rocket, Firecracker, Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center, Manila Public Information Office, MPIO, New Year, New Year's Eve, Ospital ng Maynila, Ospital ng Sampaloc, Philippine news updates, Sta. Ana Hospital
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