Firecracker related accidents up in 2019

2019-04-15 at 11:07

The number of accidents recorded due to the lighting of firecrackers during the New Year has seen a rise in comparison to the previous year.

Five people were admitted to the Emergency Ward at the Colombo National Hospital yesterday with injuries due to firecrackers, while only one injury was reported in 2018.

Speaking to NewsRadio Chief Nursing Officer at the Colombo National Hospital Pushpa Ramyani de Soyza advised the public to prevent accidents when lighting firecrackers.

She said chances for domestic, road and firecracker related accidents during this period are on the rise.