New York: tourist severely injures foot in Central Park explosion

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By Euronews
New York: tourist severely injures foot in Central Park explosion

<p>A 19-year-old tourist has severely injured his left foot, after an explosion in New York’s Central Park.</p> <p>It is thought that he jumped off a rock and stepped on a homemade firework. </p> <p>He was in a critical, but stable condition. </p> <p>Police say there is no reason to believe the blast – which happened on the eve of Fourth of July celebrations – was the work of extremists.</p> <p>Investigators said the object was likely fabricated by an amateur fireworks enthusiast for the thrill of creating a loud noise and flash. </p> <p>The victim was with two other people, aged 18 and 20, and they were not injured. </p> <p>None was believed to have had anything to do with making the device.</p>