Boys hospitalised after firecracker stunt

2012-12-09 18:34
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Johannesburg - Two boys, both aged 12, had to be hospitalised after experimenting with a firecracker at Margate beach on Sunday afternoon, paramedics said.

"Reports indicate that the children placed the cracker into [a glass] bottle in an experiment to see what would happen," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

"They stood close by waiting for it to explode and were struck in the chest and shoulder by the glass shrapnel."

Paramedics stabilised them on the scene before taking them to hospital.

- SAPA
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