The Department of Health (DoH) reported a 13 percent reduction in the number of fireworks related injuries of 476. But health authorities admitted dissatisfaction over the low decline in the number of injuries as they expressed hope that it could still decline up to 30 percent within the week.
Out of the total figure, 454 were fireworks-related, 18 were stray bullet cases, and four cases of firework ingestion.
The total number of fireworks injuries as of January 1 in 2011 is 546. (JENNY F. MANONGDO/Manila Bulletin)