Firecracker in bottle hurts two teenagers

2012-12-10 00:00

TWO 12-year-old boys were seriously injured after a firecracker exploded in a glass bottle at the Margate beach yesterday afternoon.

Reports indicate that the children had placed the cracker in the bottle as an experiment to see what would happen.

According to paramedics from Netcare 911, the boys were standng close by the bottle, waiting for it to explode and they were struck in their chests and shoulders by the glass shrapnel. The paramedics stabilised the children on the scene and then transported them to the Netcare Margate hospital.

It is not known if the boys were holidaymakers or locals.

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