A 9-year-old Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, girl is in critical condition with “devastating” and “life-altering” injuries after an explosive her dad bought detonated in her hands, according to police.
The girl was home without her parents Sunday morning when she picked up the device and it exploded, Philadelphia Police Capt. Mark Burgmann said at a news conference on Monday.
The girl suffered severe injuries to both hands, cuts and burns to her chest and face as well as burns to her eyes, Burgmann said. Philadelphia police bomb squad detective Tim Brooks said the explosive as an “illegal explosive device” and not a firework. These devices are not legal to buy.