A 41-year-old man who mistook a firecracker for a cigarette ended up with serious injuries after it exploded in his face, in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning province.
China Press reported that the victim was drunk when the incident took place during a drinking session with his friends recently.
He was said to have lit up the firecracker, thinking that it was a cigarette.
The force of the explosion blasted off his face.
He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital and treated for his injuries.