Spectators injured as fireworks display goes wrong, hits crowd at Indian temple (VIDEO)
At least 17 people, including women and children, were injured when a pyrotechnic display went awry at an Indian temple, according to local media reports citing police.
The accident occurred as a crowd gathered to watch fireworks at the Nadakkavu Devi temple in Kochi (Kerala state) on Wednesday night.
A video of the incident shows firecrackers shooting toward spectators, who screamed and ducked for cover as sparks rained down on them.
Several people injured in a firework blast at Nadakkavu Devi Temple, Tripunithura on Wednesday night #Kochi#Fireworks@xpresskeralapic.twitter.com/PEXlEtvkOj— Arun M (@arun_TNIE) January 29, 2020
“When the fireworks display began, a part of a firecracker landed amid a group of spectators and burst,” said a police official quoted by local media.
Reports suggest at least 17 people were injured, including a 9-year-old girl. They were transported to a local hospital. It is said that one of the women suffered serious burns of the legs, and others’ wounds are minor.
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