11-year-old injured after explosion in Viana do Castelo

By TPN/Lusa, in News, North · 31-03-2021 12:09:00 · 0 Comments

An 11-year-old boy, on 30 March, was severely wounded due to an explosion in Santa Marta de Portuzelo, Viana do Castelo, and has been transferred to São João hospital in Porto, said the GNR.

Contacted by Lusa, a source from the Territorial Command of the GNR of Viana do Castelo, said that the alert was given at about 1:30 pm, to Rua da Videira, in that parish in the municipality of Viana do Castelo, without giving information about the origin of the explosion that "seriously injured an 11-year-old child".

To Lusa, a source for the Viana do Castelo Volunteer Firefighters said that "the child was probably playing with pyrotechnic material".

The same source added that the explosion "may have occurred in the house where the child lives".

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