Teenagers suffer "severely deformed hand" and eye injuries in fireworks incident
Two teenagers were seriously injured in last night's incident.
Speaking to JOE, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána confirmed that two teenagers were badly injured by fireworks an incident which occurred on Faussagh Avenue, Cabra on Friday night (21 September).
The teenagers, who were 17 and 15 respectively, were badly injured when they came into contact with what was described as a firework.
According to Gardaí, "Both youths received serious injuries, one to his eye and the other to his hand and were taken to The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Dublin and Children's University Hospital at Temple Street for treatment."
Dublin Fire Brigade characterised the injury as a "severely deformed hand."
In a tweet, Dublin Fire Brigade warned against using fireworks this Halloween season: "Fireworks are sold on the black market with NO recognised safety tests. Talk to your children (and adults) about the life changing dangers of fireworks."
Under Irish law, owning fireworks with intent to supply, igniting fireworks in a public place, or throwing fireworks at a person or property, can result in up to five years imprisonment, and fines up to €10,000.
Yesterday evening our Paramedics attended a youth with eye and facial injuries andma severely deformed hand due to a firework. Fireworks are sold on the black market with NO recognised safety tests. Talk to your children (and adults) about the life changing dangers of fireworks pic.twitter.com/RH3vf4h73c
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) September 21, 2019