I have never heard of a “firecracker” that blows up if you step on it?
I have also never heard of a “firecracker” that could blow your foot off?
New York (AFP) - A 19-year-old man was seriously injured, and may have lost a foot, after a small explosion in New York’s Central Park on Sunday, authorities said.
It was unclear what caused the explosion but it may have been fireworks ahead of the Independence Day holiday on Monday.
The incident also comes as US authorities step up security over the holiday weekend, especially at airports and other transport hubs.
The unidentified man “was walking, he stepped on a rock, there was some sort of explosion and he injured his left foot,” New York Police Sergeant Lee Jones told AFP.
He was taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition.
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