Two men seriously injured after firework incident, Virginia

July 3, 2023 8:32 am in by

Two men have been seriously hurt in a firework incident, at a residence in Virginia.

Emergency services rushed to the scene just before 9.00pm on Saturday night.

A 23-year-old man suffered a serious arm injury, while another man had injuries to his lower body.

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Paramedics transported them both to Royal Darwin Hospital, in serious but stable conditions.

There are reports the 23-year old man’s arm was left severed below the elbow.

Firefighting crews say they were kept busy on Saturday as locals celebrated Territory Day.

They responded to almost 100 incidents across the Territory.

Chief Fire Officer Mark Spain says weather conditions were favourable this year.

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“Crews attended multiple bushfires in the rural area throughout the afternoon before heading into a busy evening, attending many fires in the Darwin CBD and northern suburbs,” he says.

“It was pleasing to see people attend the family-friendly events; however, there were several incidents in the CBD where people were firing firecrackers at crews, off their balconies and even off the roof of unit complexes.

“Crews attended a structure fire at a unit complex on Smith Street last year and unfortunately attended the same complex again this year to warn residences who were firing crackers off the roof into the busy street.”


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