Fireworks accidents on the rise

There has been an increase in domestic accidents and fire cracker related accidents this year in comparison to last year, Accident Service Director Dr. Samitha Samarakoon said.

According to Samarakoon, only 63 domestic accidents were reported last year, whereas a total of 70 has been reported this  festive season. One fire cracker accident was reported last year while six such accidents have been reported this year.

Samarakoon further noted that a total of 308 hospital admissions, 174 road traffic accidents, 192 fallings and 75 cases of violence were reported during the past three days.

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