Bloody New Year total: 599 firecracker injuries, 43% higher than last year’s count
Some things never change no matter what year it is.
Why do some people never learn?
Cathy Rose A. Garcia of ABS-CBNnews.com reports that as of 6 a.m. January 1, 2014, the Department of Health had counted "599 people injured due to firecrackers and fireworks during the New Year’s Day revelry in the country, a 43% increase from year-ago figures." The figure is culled from 50 hospitals nationwide.
DOH spokesperson and Assistant Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag revealed that the common culprit in firecracker mishaps is the piccolo.
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