01 Aug '11, 2am

NDP committee confirms cylinder landing on plate was from fireworks; will halt use of fireworks containing them

NDP committee confirms cylinder landing on plate was from fireworks; will halt use of fireworks containing them

The NDP Fireworks Committee, after further investigations, confirmed the 10cm projectile was from fireworks used in the NDP preview. A spokesman had initially denied this. -- ST FILE PHOTO THE flying projectile which narrowly missed a family who were having dinner at One Fullerton on Saturday was from fireworks used during the National Day Parade (NDP) preview show. Colonel Alvin Kek, chairman of this year's parade organising committee, said on Sunday that the projectile belonged to a type of fireworks that were launched from a floating barge in the middle of Marina Bay that night. In view of public safety, the NDP Fireworks Committee has decided to stop the use of fireworks that contain the cylindrical objects, said Col Kek. 'This will not affect the quality of the show experience and we will still have an exciting fireworks display,' he added. This came after a spokesman...

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