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Bacolod: 8 cases of fireworks-related injuries reported in region in 2 days

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Bacolod City – The Department of Health in Western Visayas recorded eight new cases of fireworks-related injuries from December 25 to 26.

The cases are from four sentinel hospitals and health facilities in the eight provinces and highly urbanized cities in the region.

The number is 29 percent lower than the 24 cases from the same period last year.

Of the total number of injuries, four cases are blast or burn injuries and four are eye injuries.

The injuries were caused by boga (5 cases), 5 star (1 case), watusi (1 case), and three other fireworks.

No cases of fireworks ingestion and stray bullet injury were reported.

Data also showed a total of 17 cases of fireworks-related injuries from December 21 to 26. The data is from two sentinel hospitals and 15 non-sentinel hospitals in the region. (Arman Toga via Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB), photo courtesy of NDB)


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