Tragedy in the Niederanden: A 12-year-old died in an illegal fireworks explosion – another boy was seriously injured.
The Hague – In the Netherlands, a twelve-year-old was killed by a New Year’s Eve bang. Another boy was seriously injured and taken to hospital after the incident in Haaksbergen near the German border, the police said on Twitter on Friday. The two children had therefore not handled the fireworks themselves.
According to the broadcaster NOS, they watched a man ignite a self-made so-called “Klaphamer” powder. The police arrested a man and started an investigation.
New Year’s Eve tragedy in the Netherlands: boy dies – firecrackers actually banned nationwide
In the Netherlands there is actually a nationwide ban on firecrackers on New Year’s Eve. The government had imposed the ban for the second year in a row so as not to put additional strain on hospitals in the corona pandemic. In 2019, more than 1,300 people received treatment for injuries from fireworks. In 2020, the number fell by 70 percent as a result of the ban. (afp)
These corona rules on New Year’s Eve apply this year in Germany. * hna.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.