Austria's news in English

Editions:  Europe · Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Austrian teen killed in firework mishap

Share this article

Austrian teen killed in firework mishap
Hundreds of locals and tourists gathered in downtown Vienna to welcome the New Year with fireworks. Photo: HANS PUNZ / APA / AFP.
15:17 CET+01:00
An Austrian teenager died trying to set off a powerful firework on New Year's Eve, police said Tuesday.

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.

Across Austria, around a dozen people were wounded in firework-related mishaps, according to officials.

Share this article

From our sponsors

How mindfulness can help you make the most of life abroad

Moving abroad offers an exciting opportunity to live a happier and healthier life. But how can you make sure that you're enjoying the experience to its fullest? That's where practising mindfulness can help.