Ipiales – Nariño
There is an alert in Nariño for the arrival of the end of year season where historically, this department has recorded multiple cases of injuries due to the handling of pyrotechnic elements or gunpowder.
During the last hours, authorities in Ipiales, Nariño reported the first two cases of this season in the department, these are two children under six years of age who, according to the Nariño Police Department, would have suffered damage to their extremities due to carelessness. from his parents.
“Fortunately, these are not events to regret, but we do have two injured children under the age of six who were burned due to the poor handling of these elements,” said Colonel Wilson Siza, police commander in Nariño.
It is worth remembering that Nariño has been, for two consecutive years, the department with the highest number of gunpowder injuries during this season in the country, which is why the authorities have already begun prevention work in the municipalities where they could occur. these facts.
“Taking this background into account, we want to anticipate these educational prevention activities and also coordinate rewards to avoid the irregular sale, storage or distribution of these implements.” The commander stated on Caracol Radio.
According to the medical report, the two injured minors are under medical observation and out of danger.