The Department of Health documented the first case of a firework-related incident on December 23, 2023, at around four o’clock in the afternoon.

According to Fireworks-Related Injury (FWRI) surveillance, the victim is a 17-year-old male resident of Pili, Camarines Sur. It was noted that an improvised cannon (boga) caused the patient’s injury.

The victim was brought to Bicol Medical Center (BMC) as an outpatient after sustaining burns to the face (No amputation). The patient was promptly discharged after receiving initial treatment.

The DOH once again reminded residents to exercise caution with fireworks to avoid such incidents. (BICOL PERYODIKO NEWS TEAM/DOH)