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Philippines reports 760 firework-related injuries after festive season

Just as one of its provinces broke multiple Guinness World fireworks records on New Year’s, the Philippines government says the number of fireworks-related injuries over the Christmas period has hit 760, while one man has died.

The Department of Health-Epidemiology Bureau (DOH-EB) reported Sunday that most of the injuries were recorded in the capital city of Manila, and that nearly half of all the injuries were caused by piccolo firecrackers.

Piccolo firecrackers — often available as a cardboard cylinder of gunpowder and pyrotechnic material — are readily available and inexpensive, they’re often the cause of the majority of accidents and injuries at home.

Fire officials also said a huge fire broke out in Manila’s Tondo slum district, where a firecracker sparked a blaze that burned down 1,000 shanty homes and displaced thousands of families.


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