ILOCOS NORTE - A 16-year-old teenager was injured when a firecracker suddenly exploded on her hand in Barangay 1, Bacarra in Ilocos Norte.
The victim, "Sarah," sustained injuries in her fingers after a "piccolo" suddenly exploded after it was lit up.
She and four of her friends were taking a dip in the river when the incident occurred.
Sarah, who bought the firecracker at the town plaza, was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
Local health officials have recorded seven firecracker injuries in Ilocos Sur for December, most of which were caused by "piccolo." - report from Grace Alba, ABS-CBN News Ilocos