Boy, 14, burns hands on phosphorus block collected on beach

(ANSA) – CERVIA, FEB 26 – A 14-year-old boy burned his hands
on a phosphorus block he had collected on a beach thinking it
was an unusually shaped stone at the seaside near Milano
Marittima in Romagna on Wednesday, the Resto del Carlino
newspaper reported Friday.
The teenager took what he thought was a stone back to his
mother’s car and after a few minutes it caught fire, the central
Italian daily said.
He threw it out of the vehicle but his hands were already
The boy was taken to the Bufalini Hospital in Cesena and
discharged the morning after. (ANSA).