Boy dies of cracker injuries, Delhi sees over 500 burn cases

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) A five-year-old boy has died of injuries caused by fire crackers burst on Diwali on Wednesday night, doctors said on Thursday.

According to the authorities, the boy died of injuries caused by glass pieces that pierced his body while he was watching some boys of his colony burst a cracker in a glass tumbler.

The incident took place in Swarupnagar area of northeast Delhi.

“The injuries were grave as the glass pieces pierced the boy’s stomach and eyes,” said a doctor of Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital, where the boy was admitted.

There was another report that said a 22-year-old youth died in the same area while bursting crackers. However, there was no official confirmation.

Delhi saw over 500 cases of burn injuries on Diwali caused by fire crackers.

The highest number of cases were reported from south Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital, while Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital attended to almost 150 burn cases.

Lok Nayak Hospital received 45 patients, and 153 cases were reported at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.

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