Director of the National Hospital Dr. Hector Weerasinghe has said that the accidents caused by fireworks during the dawn of New Year have dropped in comparison to last year.
He said that 11 people had sustained injuries from fireworks. He expressed satisfaction about being able to maintain the number at a minimum level. 322 people had received treatment from the Accident Ward till last midnight. He said that 121 were admitted to the hospital. 94 out of them had been injured in road accidents.