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  2/23/2013, Adar 13, 5773

Boy Injured by Firecracker Exploding near his Eye

A boy was injured, Saturday night in Bnei Brak, east of Tel Aviv, when a firecracker exploded near his eye. Paramedics from the Ichud Hatzalah emergency service were sent to the scene to adminster first aid.

Injuries from firecrackers are among the hazards of the Purim holiday which have become popular despite the warnings of religious authorities against their use.