10 firecracker-related injuries reported in CV after Christmas

(File photo)
(File photo)

THE Department of Health in Central Visayas logged 10 cases of firework-related injuries as of Dec. 26, 2022.

Of the 10 cases, nine were recorded in Cebu and one in Bohol.

The figure is relatively low compared to the data recorded as of Jan. 7, 2021, wherein 24 cases were logged.

The DOH said the number may still rise as the holidays are not yet over.

The injuries in 2021 and 2022 were caused by “hotdog” and “triangle,” but other firecrackers involved were five star, shotgun, Boga (a modern version of the bamboo cannon), Judas belt, and candy bomb.

No injuries related to stray bullets were reported in Central Visayas, DOH 7 said.

But the DOH office in Manila reported that they have received 20 fireworks-related injuries in the country, with three cases reported from Central Visayas.

Boga caused the most injuries with six; kwitis and whistle bomb with three each; five-star and unknown firecrackers with two each; and Judas belt, missile, unlabeled firecracker, and pop-pop with one each.

Eye injuries were the most common cases with 11; followed by hands with six; arms/forearms with two; and back with one.

Twelve of the 20 injuries, according to the DOH, involved active cases or those that actually used the firecrackers.

Central Visayas and Soccsksargen had the most cases with three each; followed by Ilocos Region, Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Davao Region and Metro Manila with two each; and Central Luzon, Mimaropa, Calabarzon and Cordillera Administrative Region with one each. (HIC, HDT / SunStar Philippines)

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