DORCHESTER, Mass. - Two 9-year-old boys in Massachusetts are recovering from surgery after they were both severely injured when they lit a firework they found in a park on Sunday, CBS Boston reports.
Raciel Carubuccia and Jerry Constantine found a leftover firework and a lighter in the Willis Beauford Tot-Lot in Dorchester, Massachusetts on July 5. Carubuccia lost his hand in the explosion.
WBZ-TV reports friends said the two boys brought the explosive to a nearby intersection and lit it while Carubuccia held it in his hand.
"Boom! This big noise and the little kid, just instantly, you heard him screaming," a witness told WBZ.
WBZ reports Carubuccia was rushed to Boston Children's Hospital where he had surgery Sunday and is expected to have another procedure Friday. Constantine was brought to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries to both his hands and arms and lacerations to his face and chest.
"It was horrible," his aunt told WBZ. She did not want to be named. "My brother opened the door and people were running with my nephew."
"He fractured like every bone in his hand and his arm and the other hand has a laceration that they were able to repair," she said.