The man who was injured in an accident with fireworks in Meppel last night is a 48-year-old man from Ommen. Police confirmed this morning that he was seriously injured.

    According to bystanders, fireworks would have exploded in his face. The accident happened around 8 p.m. on Schuttevaerstraat in Meppel.

    Several ambulances and also a trauma helicopter came to the scene of the accident. The victim was taken to hospital. It is not known how the accident happened.