Man killed trying to launch firework off head

A MAN has died after he tried to launch a firework off the top of his head.

Devon Staples, 22, was celebrating the fourth of July holiday in the US and had been setting off fireworks at a friends home when the tragedy occurred.

It is alleged Mr Staples placed a firework mortar tube on his head and set it off, dying instantly.


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It was reported Staples was joking around at the time and did not intend to set off the firework.

“He was holding a lighter and it accidentally caused the firework to go off,” a witness said.

Police said the friends had been drinking alcohol before the accident.