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Firework explosion in Hengoed hospitalises two boys

Two young boys have been hospitalized due to injuries sustained from a fireworks explosion. The incident occurred in Caerphilly county on Sunday afternoon.

According to a Facebook post by a family member, one of the boys is awaiting a surgical procedure to reconstruct his hand.

Superintendent Mike Richards of Gwent Police stated that officers received a report of a “medical emergency” on Hengoed Road in Hengoed, prompting the dispatch of two road ambulances and an air ambulance to the scene.

A spokesperson from the Welsh Ambulance Service reported that they received the call shortly after 14:00 BST saying: “We sent two emergency ambulances, one duty operational manager, one Cymru high acuity response unit and one air ambulance to the scene where we were assisted by colleagues from the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service who travelled by air.

“We conveyed one patient by road to University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, and one patient by air to the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children for further treatment.”