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822 persons in Colombia injured by December fireworks
Posted by Philipp Zwehl on Jan 7, 2014 Leave a comment

822 persons in Colombia injured by December fireworks

In December, 822 people were hurt by fireworks in Colombia, according to the National Health Institute.

More than 240 persons in Colombia hurt by fireworks so far this month
Posted by Philipp Zwehl on Dec 13, 2013 Leave a comment

More than 240 persons in Colombia hurt by fireworks so far this month

More than 240 people were hurt by fireworks during the first two weeks of December in Colombia, according to the National Health Institute, as numbers of injuries rise every year  Full Article »

Posted by Caitlin Trent on Nov 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Colombia kicks off Christmas with fireworks

Colombia’s capital city of Bogota is set to start the holiday season off with a boom with its annual fireworks show on December 7 with a slew of Christmas lights,  Full Article »

Posted by Aylish O'Driscoll on Jan 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Shakira plays with fire

Colombian singing sensation Shakira has been caught on camera ringing in the New Year with illegal fireworks, reports Colombian magazine Cromos. The dimunitive popstar was filmed playing with the famous “butterfly sparklers”  Full Article »

Posted by Tim Hinchliffe on Dec 16, 2011 Leave a comment

203 Colombians injured by fireworks this month

Colombia’s National Health Institute confirmed Friday that 203 people have been injured by fireworks so far this month, reported news station Noticias Uno. Colombia has already seen a 5.1% increase  Full Article »

Posted by Manuela Kuehr on Nov 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Antioquia plans for safe holiday season

Over 5,000 military and police are prepared to provide extra security in Antioquia to make it a safe place for locals and tourists over the holiday season, Medellin newspaper El  Full Article »

Posted by Pandora Pugsley on Jul 19, 2010 Leave a comment

What’s on? Medellin’s bicentennial celebrations

Medellin will mark Colombia’s 200th anniversary of independence with a fireworks display billed as the largest and most spectacular ever staged in Colombia. Two and half tons of gunpowder will  Full Article »

Posted by Kirsten Begg on Dec 4, 2009 Leave a comment

31 burned by fireworks in December

31 Colombians were burned by fireworks in the first four days of December, including 21 minors, the national police announced Friday. Director of civilian security General Orlando Paez Baron said  Full Article »