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Thirteen Fireworks Accidents in Iceland

Thirteen people, eleven men and two women, sought treatment at the emergency room of the Landspítali National University Hospital, due to accidents caused by fireworks this holiday season. One person obtained serious injuries to the face. The youngest victim was six years old.

fireworks_nye2012_ps_(7)New Year’s Eve 2012. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

The accidents occurred on New Year’s Eve and yesterday, the last day of Christmas, which is also celebrated with fireworks.

According to, the number of accidents is fewer than last year.


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