Sunday, January 5, 2014

Seven Hundred People Arrived at Emergency Rooms after Firework Injuries

On 31 December and 1 January, a total of seven hundred victims of firework injuries arrived at emergency wards of Dutch hospitals. Twenty-eight percent had injuries on their fingers, 23% had eye injuries, 23% had facial injuries and 10% had hand injuries. All in all, 70 people had to be seen by surgeons, of which most will have to undergo surgery. Surgeons have already amputated 8 hands in total and 3 partial hands, all resulting from illegal fireworks.

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