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Drunk man dies while hugging exploding firecracker called Goodbye

By Mason White 5:04 PM January 3, 2016
Exploding firecrackers (illustration) 

By: Chan Yuan
A man died after having too many alcoholic drinks and hugging an exploding firecracker during a party, the Health Ministry of the Philippines said.

Janet Garin, who is the secretary of the Health Ministry, said that the drunk man hugged the giant firecracker called Goodbye Philippines, as it was about to explode.

The man, who was identified as 45-year-old Ronald Vericio of Paltoc Street, Barangay 426 in Sampaloc, Manila, suffered several injuries as a result of the explosion.

He was rushed to the Ospital ng Sampaloc hospital after the incident, and was transferred to the Ospital ng Maynila hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses at the scene told investigators that Vericio, was not aware that the firecracker had been lit.