Such celebrations ‘start with entertainment but most often end in tragedy,’ officials say
Abu Dhabi Police have warned residents of the dangers posed by the use of firecrackers during Eid Al Adha celebrations.
Police, in a statement, said such celebrations “start with entertainment but more often than not end in tragedy.”
Parents were asked to watch their children and make them aware of the risks involved and the injuries caused by firecrackers.
“The use of firecrackers can lead to eye damage, loss of sight, as well as house fires and property damage. Parents should keep an eye out for their children who may purchase firecrackers on certain social media sites. These social media platforms are trying to lure youngsters by selling them firecrackers at low prices.With tight control over children, unfortunate accidents can be avoided,” the police told the parents.
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Police asked the public to report people or shops selling fireworks by calling the emergency number 999 or the toll-free number 8002626.