• Bataan records fewer firecracker victims


    BALANGA City: Initial reports showed that the number of firecracker victims treated at the government-owned Bataan General Hospital(BGH) here in connection with the New Year revelry was lower by more than 50 percent compared to last year’s number. The BGH Emergency Ward AksiyonPaputok Injury Reduction board showed seven firecracker victims from December 21, 2015 to January 1, 2016 compared to 18 from December 21, 2014 to January 5, 2015. Of the seven, four minor injuries were caused by the banned piccolo, while one each was caused by 5-star, whistle bomb and boga.


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