Fireworks show brings chaos to Quang Ngai Province, six injured

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Doctors confirmed that six people were hospitalized on Tuesday for injuries caused by a fireworks debacle in the central province of Quang Ngai.
Online cellphone footage circulated online depicting the mishap in Pham Van Dong Square, during a celebration of the final evening of the lunar calendar.
Thousands of people chaotically fled the square after fireworks shoot into the crowd. 
Two patients were transferred to Da Nang due to serious facial burns, three others were admitted to Quang Ngai General Hospital and another patient was discharged with minor burns, said the hospital director, Pham Ngoc Lan.
“Three patients [in Quang Ngai] are in stable condition,” he told the media.
Vuong Dinh Tam, 16, said he was watching the display when blazing explosives suddenly whizzed toward he and his friends.
“Fireworks were exploding everywhere; everyone was terrified. I suffered burns on my chest and belly,” Tam said.
Quang Ngai authorities have yet to comment on the incident.
Vietnam banned firecrackers in 1994 for safety and security reasons while fireworks may only lawfully be discharged by government agencies during competitions and special events.

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