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Balloons explode, nine people burned

Update: September, 16/2016 - 17:00
Victims are being treated at Việt Nam-Cuba Hospital in central Quảng Bình Province’s Đồng Hới City. – VNA/VNS Photo Đức Thọ
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG BÌNH – Nine people, most being children, were hospitalised after being severely burned when balloons exploded at the Mid-autumn Festival in central Quảng Bình Province yesterday.

The victims were playing in front of Tam Tòa Church in Đồng Hới City when two young men set fire to a strings of balloons so they might give the balloons to the children, causing severe burns to those people standing nearby.

Dr Trần Văn Sơn, deputy head of Việt Nam-Cuba Hospital’s Emergency Department, said three children had suffered light injuries and were discharged from the hospital.

The other children were seriously injured and still receiving treatment. – VNS




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