PHUKET: Phuket City Police arrested 21 people for setting off dangerous fireworks during the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, which drew to a close at midnight on Sunday.

A further seven people were arrested for selling firecrackers without a permit.

Phuket City Police chief Sermpan Sirikong said celebrants were warned before the annual festival that police would be taking a dim view of dangerous and illicit fireworks.