Tuesday, August 14, 2012

When things go wrong

We all know that fireworks can be dangerous, even in the hands of experts.

Last night in Elche, three people suffered serious injuries and twenty more had to be treated when a rocket launched prematurely. It was the Nit del’Alba and thousands would have been there to see the display.

Two of the seriously injured were taken to the General Hospital in Elche where they were treated for second degree buns to over 50% of the body. The other was taken to the IMED in Torrellano and was treated for first degree burns.

The rocket was due to be launched from the bell tower of Santa Maria which was covered in canvas at the time. The rocket hit the canvas and went down to ground causing mahem.

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