ONLY 44 INJURIES REPORTED BUT MAY STILL RISE – DOH

BAGUIO CITY — The Department of Health (DOH) Cordillera Regional Office reported 44 fireworks related injuries in the region beginning December 21 2015 to 12:10 am of Jan. 01 2016.

Sixteen of the incidents were from the Province of Abra; 13 in Apayao; nine in Baguio City; four in Benguet; one incident each happened in Mountain Province and Ifugao.

26 of the recorded incidents were caused by the firecracker called “piccolo”. PNA/northboundasia.com