Two dead following fireworks accidents in Germany

Two dead following fireworks accidents in Germany
Credit: Belga

New Year’s Eve in Germany was marred by the death of two men following fireworks accidents, with several other people injured, German police announced on Saturday night.

The victims are a young man in his twenties and a 37-year-old man, according to Belga News Agency.

The first person was killed by a firecracker explosion in the eastern German state of Thuringia, and the second died following an accident in the North Rhine-Westphalian town of Hennef. Another man, aged 39, was also seriously injured in the accident. He was taken to hospital and is currently in a critical condition.

In Berlin, 12 people, including children, were also injured by fireworks during a private New Year’s party. 11 of them were taken to hospital. The youngest victim is 11 years old, the oldest is 51.

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