A very cautionary tale for Bonfire Night: Horrific image shows life-changing injuries teenager suffered when a firework exploded in his hand

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The horrific image here shows what happened when a firework exploded in a young man’s hand.

The teenager suffered life-changing injuries, losing his thumb and index and middle fingers in the blast.

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‘This is a devastating injury as it means loss of what’s known as the pincer grip — being able to hold objects between the thumb and fingers,’ explains Joe Mulligan, head of first aid education at the Red Cross.

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