116 persons in Region 12 hurt by firecrackers, 2 by stray bullets

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COTABATO CITY: The Department of Health in Central Mindanao (DOH-12) on Saturday reported 116 cases of firecracker-related injuries during Christmas and New Year’s revelries. Jenny Panizales-Ventura of the DOH-12 “Iwas Paputok” campaign said the number may increase as monitoring of firecracker-related injuries will continue until Tuesday. Quoting data from the DOH-12 Online National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, Ventura said the number of victims is 16 percent higher than that in the same period in 2015. South Cotabato has the highest number of victims, with 66.

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