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30 injured while bursting crackers in city

Posted on Nov 14, 04:30PM | UNI

As many as 30 people suffered eye injuries while bursting crackers during the Diwali celebrations in the city since yesterday.

Most of the victims were admitted at Sarojini Eye Hospital and L V Prasad Eye Institute in the city yesterday and today. Most of the victims were children.

This year very less people suffered eye injuries and there was no loss of vision in any of the cases, according to Sarojini Eye Hospital authorities.

Minor surgeries were performed on four people and remaining were discharged after examining them, the authorities added.

Andhra Pradesh Ports and Investments Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao was also injured while celebrating Diwali at his friend's residence yesterday at Visakhapatnam.

He cancelled several of his programmes in Visakhapatnam today.