20 firecracker-related injuries recorded in South Cotabato, GenSan

By on December 26, 2014


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GENERAL SANTOS CITY — A 43-year-old man lost a finger while 19 others, mostly children, sustained various firecracker injuries in connection with the Christmas revelries in this city and parts of South Cotabato province.

The South Cotabato Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) recorded a total of 16 firecracker-related injuries while the City Health Office (CHO) here listed four cases that mostly happened in the run-up and during the Christmas Eve celebrations in the area.

Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr., IPHO chief, said Friday a resident of Surallah town sustained serious hand injuries that required the amputation of a finger due to the accidental explosion of the banned whisle bomb firecracker.

He said the 15 other injury cases involved piccolo that is also a prohibited firecracker but remained popular among users, especially children.

The official said the youngest victim was a four-year-old boy who sustained hand and finger injuries due to piccolo explosion.

He said the municipality of Tupi post the most number of firecracker-related injuries with nine followed by Koronadal City with four.

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Dec. 26 (PNA) — A 43-year-old man lost a finger while 19 others, mostly children, sustained various firecracker injuries in connection with the Christmas revelries in this city and parts of South Cotabato province.

The South Cotabato Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) recorded a total of 16 firecracker-related injuries while the City Health Office (CHO) here listed four cases that mostly happened in the run-up and during the Christmas Eve celebrations in the area.

Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr., IPHO chief, said Friday a resident of Surallah town sustained serious hand injuries that required the amputation of a finger due to the accidental explosion of the banned whisle bomb firecracker.

He said the 15 other injury cases involved piccolo that is also a prohibited firecracker but remained popular among users, especially children.

The official said the youngest victim was a four-year-old boy who sustained hand and finger injuries due to piccolo explosion.

He said the municipality of Tupi post the most number of firecracker-related injuries with nine followed by Koronadal City with four.