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Chandigarh hospital reports 27 cases of firecracker-related eye injuries this Diwali

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Twenty-seven cases of firecracker-related were reported by the here on Diwali, officials said on Thursday.

These people from Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and suffered during festivities on Wednesday and came to the emergency services department of PGIMER, Chandigarh, for treatment, they said.

They include 20 males and seven females and only 11 of them are above 16 years of age, they added.

Hospital officials said the youngest among the injured is a two-year-old.

Of the 27 patients, 11 were injured while lighting firecrackers, while the remaining 16 were bystanders, the officials said.

Twelve patients required surgical intervention and of eight of them are serious, they said.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 19:20 IST