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Seven injured by fireworks on Easter Day in Greece

Seven people were injured by fireworks on the

Aegean Sea island of Santorini in Greece on

Sunday as the country was celebrating Easter

Day.

The injured included three American tourists,

aged 51, 53 and 54 respectively, who were

transferred by air from Santorini to Crete after

suffering serious injuries from fireworks used

by worshippers.

Four other people, two Cypriots and two

Greeks, were also slightly injured in the same

incident and received first aid on the Greece's

popular tourist island.

The use of fireworks to celebrate the

Resurrection of Christ is a centuries-old

tradition in Greece, but almost each year the

country reports casualties caused by fireworks

on Easter Day.

Over 250 million Orthodox Christians

worldwide were celebrating Easter this year on

Sunday.

[GLOBAL TIMES]

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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