Fireworks kills teenager on New year’s Eve

The life of  an Austrian teenager was cut short while he was trying to set off a powerful firework on New Year’s Eve.

A fatal head injury was sustained by the teenager while he attempted to light the fuse, which malfunctioned and exploded at a party in Eberschwang in Upper Austria.

Police said they have launched an investigation to determine the origin of the device, which may not have been obtained legally.

According to officials, it was confirmed that more than a dozen people were wounded in firework-related mishaps in the country.

Source: AFP

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