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A woman died on New Year’s celebrations after fireworks got lodged in her clothes and exploded in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The victim, identified as Elisangela Tinem, a 38-year-old mother of two, was killed in front of her two children on a beach in Praia Grande in Sao Paulo, Brazil, during New Year’s celebrations after fireworks got lodged in her clothes and exploded, the Mirror reported.

In the video clips of the incident that were shared online, dozens of people can be seen watching fireworks on the beach when suddenly one shoots off and strikes Tinem before exploding in a massive flash.

“I saw a huge flash just as it turned midnight and I was hugging my mum and then everyone started screaming,” one witness said.

Meanwhile, the woman’s 41-year-old cousin Alexander Freitas Goncalves who was with her at the time of the incident told police how she was hit by the firework and it exploded before he had time to remove it from her. Following the firework accident, Tinem suffered grievous injuries to her chest and arm and succumbed to her injuries. She leaves behind a 13-year-old son, New York Post reported.

“I saw a woman lying on the ground bleeding when I went to look and the boy who was with her was also on the ground.”

The firework did not belong to Tinem or her family. This has prompted local police to investigate the incident as a homicide.

“I cannot believe what has happened,” one family member posted on social media. “My love to all the family. Please God comfort your hearts at this awful time. I am praying for you.”

While another said: "What a tragedy! May God comfort the family’s hearts and give her eternal rest."

Meanwhile, the Municipality of Praia Grande stated that the sale and commercialization of fireworks are prohibited.

“The City Hall also points out that the device that hit the victim did not come from the official fireworks of the City Hall. In fact, Bairro Mirim (the location) did not have an official fireworks display,” the Municipality of Praia Grande stated.

Following the incident, a homicide investigation has been launched by the police.

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