DOH: Revelry-related injuries rise to 244

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Monday, December 30, 2013

MANILA -- The number of revelry-related injuries rose to 244 as of Monday morning, with more than 60 percent of fireworks injuries due to piccolo, the Department of Health said.

National Epidemiology Center head Dr. Enrique Tayag said that as of 6 a.m. Monday, 244 firework-related injuries were recorded.

He said these included 238 injuries from fireworks, one from firework ingestion, and five from stray bullets.

Of the 238 injuries from fireworks, Tayag noted 153 or 64 percent were from piccolo.

Tayag also indicated the number of injuries was greater than in 2012.

During the same period in 2012, Tayag said there were 188 revelry-related injuries, including 185 from fireworks, one from fireworks ingestion, and two from stray bullets. (JK/Sunnex)

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