Firework explodes against house during New Year's Eve celebrations

Firework lands in front of house and explodes on New Year's Eve

Rocket part of makeshift display fills garden with smoke

Joe Smith
Wednesday 02 January 2019 19:09

Video captured the moment a New Year's Eve firework display went horribly wrong.

A rocket can be seen arcing into the front of a house and exploding, setting off a car alarm and filling the front garden with smoke.

Neighbours said the firework was part of a makeshift display on Hoe Lane in Enfield, London, that misfired.

Olly Anasiz, 21, who lives nearby, said he saw the incident unfold and took a video on his phone, which went viral with over 100,000 views on Twitter.

He said: "I saw it happening on the street. One of the fireworks went the wrong way so I started filming. I just thought it would be funny to show my mates.

"But then one went up in the air. I thought it was going to make it over the house at first but then it hit.

"I could see it was dangerous but there was noting I could do to stop them."

Olly's sister, who did not want to be named, was watching with him, added: "The first one went really long, that's when we started to video.

"I was shocked when I saw one hit the house. I was concerned for the guy who lived inside - he came out screaming and shouting - I think he has two daughters in there.

"Olly's Twitter is private, we just put it on there to show friends and family - we had no idea it would get picked up by twitter moments and get 133,000 views."


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