It has been ‘relatively quiet’ concerning fireworks casualties, this New Year night. Which was reported by the hospitals in the region. There have been at least eight casualties of fireworks, but, as the St. Anna Hospital says, “We have treated more victims of the slipperiness, than of alcohol or fireworks.”
At the Maxima Medical Centre five people with fireworks injuries have been brought in. Four boys younger than fifteen years, and an adult male. With one boy, fireworks exploded in his hand, while with others, there was damage done to the eyes. Not all equally serious: two of the boys are expected to leave the hospital with no lasting damage.
Translator: Cyril C