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Terengganu Man Seriously Injured By Homemade Firecrackers

Terengganu Man Seriously Injured By Homemade Firecrackers

The victim sustained serious injuries on both hands.

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The subject of fireworks and firecrackers have been debated a lot this year after Local Government and Development Minister Nga Kor Ming announced the sale of both would be legalised.

Many were not happy with the decision while some feel legalising would prevent illegal firecrackers from being sold.

Despite the legalisation, homemade firecrackers made headlines this involving a 27-year-old man who shattered his left hand and a portion of his right hand.

The incident happened while the man was playing with homemade firecrackers in Kampung Gong Pak Damat, early Monday morning.

According to Sinar Harian, the incident, which also caused injuries to the victim’s body in various places, happened at 3.30am.

Preliminary investigation, according to Terengganu Police Chief Datuk Rohaimi Md Isa, revealed that the victim had blended homemade firecrackers using ball firecrackers in Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipes, leading to a powerful explosion.

“The victim suffered a serious injury which was a break on his left wrist, while several fingers of his right hand were also crushed and he suffered other injuries on his body.”

The victim was transported to the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital (HSNZ).

Rohaimi also said that the investigation was conducted in accordance with Section 8 of the Explosives Act of 1957.

The incident, according to Rohaimi, was the second after an eight-year-old boy nearly lost his vision last week while playing with modified firecrackers, as reported by Utusan Malaysia.

Meanwhile, Rohaimi said there has been a total of 17 cases involving explosives and firecrackers between 23 March and 9 April involving a seizure worth RM18,835 and 18 arrests.

According to Section 8 of the Explosives Act of 1957, offenders who sell fireworks without a permit may face a maximum term of seven years in prison or a fine of RM10,000, or both, he said.

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