Deaths around the world during New Year’s Eve celebrations Europe News

At least 11 people were killed and many injured during New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world on Thursday.

At least 11 people were killed and several others injured during New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world on Thursday.

Police said Friday that eight young men and women were killed in a hut in southwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, apparently due to carbon monoxide poisoning during a New Year’s Eve celebration.

The police responded to a call around 10 am (09:00 GMT) and went to a house in Trebistovo where many of the dead were found.

Bosnian and Croatian media said the eight were high school and university students.

In Turkey, Omar Al-Abdalawi, the Norwegian football player in Galatasaray, was hospitalized with eye injuries after he was involved in a fireworks accident.

Al-Abdalawi was injured in the eyes, according to Dr. Vedat Kaya of the Lev Hospital in Ankara.

Kaya said that although the Norwegian player had not lost his sight, one of his eyes was more dangerous than the other, adding that the player was “better today” but that it is too early to write off the potential long-term consequences.

Omar Al-Abdalawi, Galatasaray player, left, did not lose his sight, but the doctor said that one of his eyes was more dangerous than the other. [Ian Macnicol/Reuters]

Meanwhile, a 25-year-old man in eastern France was killed when fireworks explode after he went to inspect them.

In Germany, at least one death was reported early Friday of a 24-year-old man in the eastern town of Ritz Neuendorf, who died when homemade fireworks exploded shortly after midnight.

Another case of improvised fireworks explosion puts the life of a man in danger and injures two others near Osnabrück, in western Germany. They were working with explosives, trying to create a fireworks, when an explosion occurred shortly after midnight.

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At least one other injury was reported in the central village of Springsteel when fireworks exploded prematurely late Thursday.

After being banned from setting off fireworks in public, some Berliners instead attempted to set them off from their homes on New Year’s Eve, sparking dozens of fires across the German capital.

Between midnight (23:00 GMT) and just six minutes later, the Berlin fire service said it had called 18 fires, with more fires deep in the night. No one was initially reported seriously injured.

On the other hand, police in the western city of Essen reported that they were attacked with professional fireworks by a gang of youths.

In Dortmund, a group of about 50 people caused another quarrel: many of them emptied extinguishers on the street, threw fireworks at passing cars and set fire to a garbage bin.

The official Lebanese News Agency said, Friday, that a celebratory fire resulted in the death of a Syrian refugee woman living in eastern Lebanon, and targeted a plane parked at Beirut airport in two separate incidents.

At least one civilian was killed and 25 others were injured in shooting and fireworks celebrating the New Year in separate regions of Iraq, according to a health official on Friday.

Fireworks have set off in several parts of the country despite a government ban on mass gatherings to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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