Man 54, dies of injuries after New Year firework exploded in his face

firework aftermathA 54-year-old man from Meppel in Drenthe who was seriously injured by fireworks during the New Year celebrations has died in hospital, local broadcaster RTV Drenthe said.

The man was taken to hospital with serious head injuries after a firework he was lighting exploded in his face.

He is thought to be the first person to die after being hit by fireworks in three years.

Police wrongly reported the man had died on Tuesday.

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