On Thursday, on New Year’s Eve, a 28-year-old man was killed in the Belgian municipality of Zandhoven as a result of an incident involving fireworks. Police say the guy got a flare in the face.
The incident took place at a residence in the Zandhoven District of Pulle, east of Antwerp. The man was there with his family and, despite the fireworks ban that also applied in Belgium, wanted to light flares.
When he wanted to see at close range why a flare didn’t go off, it blew up in his face. The man died on the spot from his injuries.
Also in the French town of Boofzheim in Alsace, a 25 – year-old man died in a fireworks accident. A 24-year-old man was taken to the hospital with severe facial injuries. In the French region there is a ban on fireworks throughout December.
In the Netherlands, as far as we know, no one died as a result of an incident involving fireworks. A man from Alphen on the Rhine, however, was seriously injured on Thursday afternoon when fireworks exploded in an apartment.