MCPO reports 2 firecracker-related injuries during the New Year

By: Mary Rose Sagarino - CDN Digital Correspondent | January 02,2021 - 06:22 PM
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OLANGO ISLAND, Philippines – The Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) has confiscated firecrackers worth P13,400 during the New Year.

The confiscated items included a Judas Belt and 40 pieces of Goodbye Philippines.

Last year the MCPO also confiscated 2,000 pieces of piccolo, 922 pieces of binggala, and 160 pieces of Pop-out worth P1,230.

The selling of firecrackers has been prohibited in the city since December 2009, after an explosion at a designated “firecracker zone” in the Mandaue Reclamation Area killed three people and injured six others.

The MCPO also recorded two firecracker-related injuries on the first day of the year.

Among the firecracker victims was Danny Patalinghug Arranguez, 26, who sustained an injury on his left hand from a lighted fountain and was referred to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC).

Another victim, identified as Marriane Daraman Cayron, 30, sustained 2nd-degree burns from a firecracker (kwitis) on her right shoulder and was advised to go home after receiving treatment.

Police Colonel Jonathan Abella, MCPO Director, said that although there were firecracker-related injuries recorded, Mandaue City’s New Year celebration was generally peaceful. /rcg

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