Firecrackers injure minor, 3 men in Lapu-Lapu during New Year

By: Futch Anthony Inso - Multimedia Correspondent - CDN Digital | January 01,2021 - 12:20 PM

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Four individuals were brought to Lapu-Lapu City Hospital (LLCH) for firecracker-related injuries during the celebration of the New Year here.

Roberto Obapay, LLCH head nurse, confirmed this in a January 1 phone interview with CDN Digital.

Watch: CCMC doctor: 2 firecracker-related injury patients during New Year

Obapay said that among the four firecracker-related injuries, one of them was a 14-year-old boy, who acquired a cut on his right cheek after a candy bomb exploded on his face.

Other firecracker victims are Ramil Dungog, 50, whose left middle finger was injured by a bombshell; Jose Cabajug, 26, who acquired a 5 to 6-centimeter cut on his right elbow caused by an unknown type of firecracker that exploded near his elbow; and Bartolome Berdon, 23, whose eyes was injured by a firework locally known as “Araw.”

Berdon was transferred to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) due to his severe injury and because the Lapu-Lapu City Hospital did not have an ophthalmologist.

Obapay said that during Christmas, they only recorded two cases of  firecracker-related injuries and one victim of a stray bullet injury./dbs

Read: DOH-7 notes ‘slight increase’ in firecracker injuries amid pandemic

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