Firecracker injuries on the rise

Posted at Dec 25 2012 07:35 PM | Updated as of Dec 26 2012 03:35 AM

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MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Health on Tuesday said it might consider recommending a partial or total ban on firecrackers if firecracker-related injuries continue to rise.

DOH spokesman Eric Tayag said health officials have recorded 44 firecracker-related injuries as of December 24, 2012. He said the National Capital Region leads all other regions in firecracker injuries, with 14.

He said one man from Compostela Valley lost 3 fingers after picking up a "super lolo."

ANC Dateline Philippines, December 25, 2012