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43-year-old man dies after a firework exploded into his skull

Fourth of July fire works
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

San Antonio, Texas – A 43-year-old man is dead after he lit a firework on top of his head and it exploded through his skull.
The incident was reported in San Antonio, Texas on July 5th.
A witness told police that the victim, Pablo Ruiz, was drinking when he decided to light the mortar-style firework from his head.
The firework somehow exploded from the bottom and went through Ruiz’s skull.
When officials arrived at the scene, they found Ruiz suffering from severe head trauma with brain matter exposed.
Ruiz died shortly after authorities arrived.