Austrian teen killed in firework mishap

An Austrian teen killed in firework mishap on New Year’s Eve, could have purchased the item illegally, police said on Tuesday (Jan 1).

The 17-year-old sustained fatal head injuries while he attempted to light the fuse, which malfunctioned and exploded at a party in Eberschwang, in Upper Austria.

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Austrian teen killed in firework mishap

Police said they have launched an investigation to determine the origin of the device, which may not have been obtained legally.

Across Austria, around a dozen people were wounded in firework-related mishaps, according to officials.

Authorities in the Netherlands also said two people died in separate fireworks-related incidents overnight.

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