Man loses vi­sion in one eye while light­ing fire­cracker

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A 22-year-old man from Sha­ha­pur has lost vi­sion in his right eye and suf­fered burn in­juries to his right hand in a fire­cracker explosion on Sun­day.

The man, iden­ti­fied as Kalpesh Dabane, is un­der­go­ing treat­ment at Kalwa hos­pi­tal in Thane.

Dabane said, “A pro­ces­sion was head­ing for a pil­grim­age to Shirdi in Nashik from the Vashind in Sha­ha­pur, where I live. I took out some fire crack­ers that were not used dur­ing this Di­wali. As I lit it, it did not burst. I then went to take a closer look at it, and it ex­ploded in my face. In the explosion, my hand and eye was in­jured.”

The mu­sic was loud. Peo­ple were danc­ing and singing and none no­ticed Dabane was in­jured, said Sunny More, Dabane’s rel­a­tive, who was present at the hos­pi­tal.

“Sud­denly, a mem­ber from the pro­ces­sion no­ticed Dabane was in­jured and alerted the oth­ers, who rushed him to Kalwa hos­pi­tal. The doc­tors claim his right hand is badly in­jured and he has lost vi­sion in his right eye,” said More.

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