Child burnt by fireworks

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A boy has been rushed to hospital with serious burns from fireworks tonight.

Emergency services were called to "private land" on Tahurangatira Rd, Karioitahi, said a St John spokeswoman.

Another spokesman said the incident happened at 9.24pm and that the Fire Service supported the ambulance sent.

He said the boy was aged under 12-years-old and has serious burns.

He was taken to Middlemore, he said.

A Fire Service spokeswoman said she could not comment, and referred the Herald back to St John.

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- NZ Herald

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