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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

3 fireworks-related incidents recorded in Cordillera ahead of New Year

Tabuk City, Kalinga – Three days before New Year’s Eve, the Cordillera Region has already logged three cases of firework-related incidents.

 

Two of the cases are from Baguio City, while the other one is from Kalinga.

 

The Department of Health, Cordillera, said they started monitoring on December 21. The first tallied case was reported to their office on December 23.

 

The two other fireworks-related injury cases, in the meantime, were monitored on Wednesday, December 27.

 

“Sa klase naman po ng paputok, boga po yung 2 at piccolo naman po yung isa,” DOH-Cordillera said in an interview.

 

They added that the victims sought and received medical attention, further clarifying that all of them were outpatients.

 

This year's instances had increased by 50% over the same period last year, with two victims in comparison to the number of cases this year.

 

In connection, DOH-CAR Regional Director Rio Magpantay advises individuals to be vigilant of unexploded fireworks and avoid setting firecrackers on fire.

 

He likewise urged those hurt by fireworks to seek medical attention, regardless of how serious their injuries are. 

 

Emergency medical attention is needed, as injuries caused by firecrackers may lead to complications arising from tetanus and other infections.

 

Further, the public is reminded not to pick up unexploded fireworks with their bare hands and to use a broom and dustpan or any similar tool to a bucket of water instead.

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