Horror as two boys are badly hurt by fireworks while playing in park – with fears one could lose his handBy Elena Salvoni
Published: 17:12, 3 October 2023 | Updated: 17:28, 3 October 2023
Two boys have been badly hurt by a blast reportedly caused by fireworks as they were were playing in a park, with fears one has lost his hand.
The children, aged eight and nine, were playing in a park in Caerphilly on Sunday when the incident happened.
Emergency services rushed to the scene in Hengoed on Sunday following the reported explosion.
One of the boys was airlifted to hospital in Bristol and both are still receiving medical treatment.
Officers have launched an investigation and are now appealing for witnesses.
Superintendent Mike Richards of Gwent Police said: ‘We received a report of a medical emergency in Hengoed Road, Hengoed, at around 2.15pm on Sunday, October 1.
‘Two boys, aged eight and nine, remain in hospital receiving treatment for injuries believed to be linked to an explosion of a firework.’
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘We sent two emergency ambulances, one duty operational manager, one Cymru high-acuity response unit, and one air ambulance to the scene.
‘We conveyed one patient by road to University Hospital Of Wales, Cardiff, and one patient by air to the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children for further treatment.’
Gwent Police have asked anyone with information to call 101 or send them a direct message on social media quoting log reference 2300332856.
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