Man in Compostela Valley loses fingers to ’Super Lolo’

A man in Compostela Valley, one of 44 casualties to firecrackers so far, required amputation after a "Super Lolo" firecracker exploded in his hand.

A man in Compostela Valley, one of 44 casualties to firecrackers so far,  required amputation after a "Super Lolo" firecracker exploded in his hand.

 

Sun.Star Online, citing data from the Department of Health, said the 22-year-old man "lost his right thumb, index and middle fingers to the blast." This has been the worst injury to firecrackers this year, with others treated for eye injuries at hospitals across the country.

 

More than half of reported firecracker injuries were to active users, or people using the firecrackers themselves, the DOH said. Of the 55 cases monitored by the DOH, 14 involved children and nine were to people under the influence of alcohol.

 

"More than two out of every five (41 percent) injuries were caused by piccolo, which had long been banned in the country," the report said.

 

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