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Police warn against setting off explosive devices made from sparklers

AsiaOne | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014

SINGAPORE - The police said in a statement today that the public should use legalised sparklers responsibly, and in accordance to the safety guidelines prescribed by the manufacturer.

The police also said that it takes a serious view of persons setting off improvised explosive devices constructed using sparklers.

Improvised explosive devices are potential fire hazards, and cause noise pollution and undue alarm to the public. The blast effect from explosions can also cause injuries and damage property.

Anyone found guilty of setting off improvised explosive devices will face a jail term of up to one year or a fine of up to $5,000, or both.

minlee@sph.com.sg

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