Fireworks tragedy in Granada

Boy, 5, died after a stray firework hit a bag containing other projectiles

Montillana town hall declared three days of official mourning and people gathered outside for a minute's silence. Photo EFE

A FIVE-year-old boy has died after being struck by stray fireworks in a Granada town. Sunday’s tragedy came during a fiesta in Montillana, 50 kilometres north of the capital.

Witnesses said one rogue firework hit a bag containing other projectiles which exploded. The emergency services said the boy died almost immediately from injuries he received from the “strong impact”. A post-mortem was ordered to establish the precise cause of death.

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