I bet you thought I forgot to check this year.
PARIS: A man in eastern France was killed when a New Year’s Eve firework exploded after he went back to inspect it, while another man was killed by a home-made firework in neighboring Germany.
When you large pyrotechnic doesn’t go off, be sure to walk back over to it and look straight down into it.
The 25-year-old died instantly in the incident in Boofzheim, close to France’s eastern border with Germany, the regional government said Friday.
Another man was treated for facial injuries after the firework exploded as they were inspecting it.
This is the kind of thing that makes me imagine two galaxy brains who look down a muzzle to see if a gun is loaded.
The regional government had banned fireworks for New Year’s Eve and a nighttime curfew was in place to dissuade people from gathering in public during the coronavirus pandemic.
When fireworks are outlawed only outlaws will have fireworks.
In neighboring Germany, police said a 24-year-old man died after lighting a home-made firework in Rietz-Neuendorf, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) southeast of Berlin. “Home made”.
Police said Friday that explosives experts found several more unused devices in the vicinity.
Germany banned the sale of fireworks this year, to deter gatherings and cut down on the large number of serious injuries that clog up hospitals every New Year’s Eve. I guess they see how banning stuff works out.