Scratch bombs banned, fireworks allowed in certain areas for Divali

Scratch bombs banned, fireworks allowed in certain areas for Divali

As observers of the Divali holiday prepare to celebrate “the festival of lights” over the weekend, Acting Superintendent of Police Wayne Mystar is warning citizens about the use of fireworks.

During a press briefing this morning, Mystar advised against the use of fireworks in residential areas as he said it could cause fires. He said the police had received reports of homes being damaged by the pyrotechnic devices in the past. Although they are not banned, there are certain guidelines governing its use and the areas in which they could be used. Scratch bombs, on the other hand, have been banned.

Mystar assured the public that the police have been visiting vendors in an effort to crack down on the sale of the banned items.

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