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53 fireworks-related injuries reported in Pampanga

A total of 53 fireworks-related injuries were reported in Pampanga as of Jan. 1, 2024, according to a report from the Central Luzon Center for Health Development.

Forty-one cases were male, with ages ranging from 5 to 60 years old, while 18 of the cases belong to 1-10 years old age range.

Five had multiple types of injuries.
Cases were reported to have blast/burn with no amputation, eye injury, and other type of injury. No deaths due to fireworks have been reported.
Affected body parts were the hand, head and eye, arm/forearm, chest and abdomen, back and neck, legs, pelvis, and thigh.

Almost all cases were due to illegal fireworks such as boga, five-star, piccolo, kwiton, watusi, and pla-pla.

There was no reported cases on fireworks ingestion and stray bullet injuries.

The victims were from Angeles, Arayat, Bacolor, Candaba, City of San Fernando, Floridablanca, Lubao, Mabalacat City, Magalang, Mexico, Minalin, Porac, San Luis, San Simon and Sta. Rita.