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Philippines New Year celebration injured 231 people and killed 2 people

Philippines New Year celebration injured 231 people and killed 2 people

Philippines New Year celebration injured 231 people and killed 2 people

Philippines New Year celebration injured 231 people and killed 2 people

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  • New Year Celebrations in the Philippines reported two fatalities and 231 injuries reported.
  • An 11-month-old baby burns face and eye from illegal piccolo.
  • Initial 116 firework-related injuries, predominantly males.
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On Monday, the Department of Health recorded two fatalities and 231 injuries during New Year celebrations in the Philippines.

One death resulted from firecracker usage, while the other occurred due to a stray bullet. Among the victims, the youngest is an 11-month-old baby, whose face and right eye suffered burns from an illegal piccolo ignited on the street. Three amputation cases have been reported.

Initially, authorities noted 116 firework-related injuries, with victims ranging from 11 months to 76 years old, predominantly males.

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