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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Fireworks Injures At Least 2 Northland Metro Kansas City Children

t least 2 Metro children are at Children's Mercy Hospital in KC-MO after suffering fireworks injuries.

The most seriously-injured child was a 10 to 11-year-old female who reportedly had fireworks blow up in her face at a Platte City MO home.

The call started at 12:25 a.m. to an address in the 1100 block of Fox Run Trail near I-29 and M-92 highways.

A medical helicopter based in St. Joseph flew the child with burns to her face- hands and chest as well as breathing problems and a possible eye injury to Children's in critical condition.

While the Platte City child was being treated- an Excelsior Springs MO EMS unit was transfering another child from their medical center's E-R to Children's Mercy.

That child was "a 5-year-old male who had fireworks explode in his face."

His injuries were less extensive than the girl's- and his condition was non life-threatening.


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