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Sevilla boy, 12, loses fingers playing with fireworks
29 December 2016 @ 22:36

A SCHOOLBOY has lost two of his fingers after playing with a firework which went off in his hand, according to Andalucía emergency services.

The 12-year-old from the Los Pajaritos neighbourhood in Sevilla has not been named, but is reported to have been rushed to A&E at around 17.00 on Boxing Day with 'serious injuries'.

His parents decided it was quicker to take him to the Virgen Macarena hospital by car rather than wait for an ambulance.

Despite every effort, surgeons were unable to save two of his fingers, which were totally destroyed.

Playing with fireworks is not as rare, nor seen as being as dangerous, in Spain as it is elsewhere in Europe – it is common to see small children throwing rockets and bangers during major festivals, such as the March Fallas in the Valencia region.


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