9-Year-Old Girl Loses Hand to Fireworks at Park

She picked one up in Compton
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2016 1:54 PM CDT
Updated Jul 4, 2016 2:20 PM CDT
9-Year-Old Girl Loses Hand to Fireworks at Park

A second serious injury blamed on fireworks in as many days: A 9-year-old girl in California lost her entire left hand and fingers on her right hand after the accident at a park in Compton on Sunday, reports NBC4 News. Her family tells CBS Los Angeles that the girl picked up a live explosive of some kind that landed near her—it apparently came from another group of kids playing with fireworks nearby. Police are investigating as the girl remains hospitalized after her amputation. She also suffered injuries to her face. It comes a day after a teen in New York's Central Park stepped on some kind of explosive. (More fireworks stories.)

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