An Austrian teenager was killed while trying to set off a powerful firework on New Year’s eve.
The incident was confirmed by police on Tuesday reports police.
AFP reports that the 17-year-old sustained fatal head injuries while he attempted to light the fuse, which malfunctioned and exploded at a party in Eberschwang in Upper Austria.
Police said they have launched an investigation to determine the origin of the device, which may not have been obtained legally.
It is reported that across Austria, around a dozen people were wounded in firework-related mishaps.