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46 hospitalised after being injured by fireworks

Update: February, 22/2015 - 16:36
A doctor examines a young patient in a hospital in Ha Noi. -- Photo

HA NOI (VNS) – At least 46 people have been hospitalized after being injured in holiday fireworks accidents across the country, according to the Ministry of Health.

Details indicate that some 31 people were injured on the Lunar New Year's Eve and the first day of the Lunar New Year.

Fireworks are traditionally exploded by the Vietnamese to welcome Tet (Lunar New Year), but a ban has been imposed since 1994 due to the dangers, including fatalities, caused by exploding fireworks.

Also, officials report that other types of explosions have left one dead and 23 people hurt and hospitalized.

Additionally, from February 15 to 20 some 3,500 people were hospitalized after being injured while fighting. --VNS

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