'Freak accident' at fireworks display injures girl

The City of Edinburgh Council has launched an investigation after a "freak accident" at a fireworks display left an eight-year-old girl injured.

Pentland Community Centre at Oxgangs Brae in Edinburgh was hosting its annual bonfire night on Monday when a rocket misfired, bouncing off a wall and into a box of unexploded fireworks, dispersing them into the crowd of spectators.

This video posted on YouTube claims to show the incident taking place:

The unnamed girl was taken to hospital with a burn on her cheek.

Chairman of the community centre, Dennis Williams, apologised for the "unfortunate incident".

"This was a freak accident, and most regrettable, but this is the first incident we have had in 10 years of holding this popular community event", Mr Williams said.

City of Edinburgh Councillor Cammy Day said the council is "investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident".

"We are working closely with the organisers of the display and with our partners at Lothian and Borders Police and Lothian Fire and Rescue Service to determine what happened", Cllr Day added.

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