Three killed by fireworks

Three people were killed over the Easter weekend when they attempted to set off homemade fireworks, authorities said yesterday, despite an awareness campaign and the seizure of more than 1 million illegal fireworks by police. A 39-year-old man was killed on Easter Sunday on the eastern Aegean island of Icaria when a homemade firework blew up in his hands. He was named as Markos Glaros, a married man with two children. A 50-year-old father of three was killed on the same day in a village near Agrinion, central Greece. One of the unnamed man’s hands was blown off when a firework exploded and he died from his injuries soon afterward. Authorities said that a 59-year-old man died Good Friday in a village near Mesolongi, western Greece, when a firework that he had made exploded in his hands.

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