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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Red Cross treat 99 people on first night of Carnaval

imageThe Cruz Roja Española (Spanish Red Cross) last night treated a total off 99 patients in the field Hospital del Carnaval, which, as ever, has been set up in the island’s capital.

During this year’s first night of the Santa Cruz Carnaval celebrations, they were called upon to assist 91 adults and 8 minors for various causes.

Amongst the adults, 50 needed to be treated for alcoholic intoxications and another 6 for intoxications provoked by the consumption of “stupefying substances.” :)

Another 4 were treated for “common illnesses”, 16 for injuries caused by falls, 10 for injuries from aggressions and the remaining 5 for other causes.

Out of the total, only 4 people needed to be sent to hospital.

In the case of the minors, there were 7 cases due to the consumption of alcohol and just one youngster treated for trauma. A girl of 14 won the prize for the youngest patient attended last night as a consequence of the consumption of alcohol.

The number of people who needed the services of the carnaval’s first aid post on the first night of the festivities last year was 71; 63 adults and 8 minors.

And in either case, as we say every year, the numbers and severity seem incredibly low and tame compared to the average Friday / Saturday night in any UK town.

Via: Canarias24horas

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