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DOH-7 logs 2 stray bullet incidents, 35 firecracker injuries

January 2, 2023 People's Tonight 215 views

CEBU CITY – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Monday said two individuals from Cebu were injured by stray bullets on New Year’s eve.

Dr. Eugenia Mercedes Cañal, cluster head of DOH-7’s Regional Epidemiological Surveillance Unit, said the stray bullet injuries were reported in Lapu-Lapu City and the other one from a locality in Cebu province.

Meanwhile, Cañal said the RESU-7 had recorded a total of 35 firecracker-related injuries in Region 7.

According to the data, 16 of the injured individuals are from Cebu province, five from Lapu-Lapu City, four each from this capital city, Bohol, and Negros Oriental, and two from Siquijor province.

The data also showed that 14 of the victims suffered hand injuries; 13 suffered minor injuries on their eyes; four each on the head and legs; three each on the thigh and neck; two each on the forearm, abdomen, and chest; and one on foot.

The health official said “lantaka” (improvised cannon) was the most common cause of injuries registering eight cases, followed by the kwitis (baby rocket) and triangle with four cases each; hotdog, boga, and judas belt with two cases each; and two cases were caused by unknown fireworks. Philippine News Agency