Durban residents warned about use of fireworks

Durban residents warned about use of fireworks

Durban Metro police have issued a stern warning to the public about the use of fireworks in and around the city, as residents gear up to celebrate on New Year's Eve.

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Many people are likely to ring in 2020 by burning fireworks. 

Durban Metro Police are urging people to be extra careful when handling them. 

Pet owners also need to ensure their animals are kept safe. 

READ: Motorists urged to be cautious ahead of New Years traffic

Spokesperson, Parboo Sewpersad says children under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult. 

If you are organising a fireworks display, the bylaws state that they can be let off from 11:45 this evening until 12:15. 

"It shall be unlawful for any person to point or direct any firework at any person, animal, building or motor vehicle where such firework is in the process of exploding or detonating."

"No person shall light or detonate fireworks in any place where animals are kept or endanger the life of any animal," he said. 

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