Abu Dhabi: The UAE’s Ministry of Interior announced the launch of a campaign under the slogan, ‘Ensuring Child Safety during Eid’, to raise awareness on the dangers of fireworks, especially among children and teenagers.
Colonel Eisa Saeed Al Shamesi, Head of the Weapons and Explosives Department at the Directorate General of the Federal Criminal Police, said that fireworks can pose a risk to individuals and even properties.
“[Fireworks] cause deaths, burns and disfigurement, as well as permanent disabilities. They also cause environmental pollution and fires, thus threatening the safety of community members and their property. Moreover, the loud noise of firecrackers may cause fear and have a dangerous psychological impact on people,” he said.
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