New Year celebrations pass without deaths in Czech Republic

New Year’s celebrations passed off without any deaths and without major incidents in the Czech capital Prague and across the country. Police reported fewer revellers in the centre of Prague, especially on Wenceslas Square. An ambulance there treated dozens of mostly alcohol related injuries. Few injuries and incidents from fireworks were reported, though 18 people had to be evacuated from a house in Semily after it is thought to have been set alight by a firework.

Author: Chris Johnstone