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Chantaburi: Longan farmer killed in blast after leaving chemicals in hot sun

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Longan farmer killed in blast after leaving chemicals in hot sun

By The Nation

 

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A 30-year-old man was killed in an explosion in Chantaburi province on Tuesday afternoon, in an accident suspected of being caused by him leaving two chemical compounds – potassium chlorate and sodium chlorate – out in the hot sun pending mixing them with water for spraying on longan trees.

 

Following the report of a fatal blast at 12.40am, Ban Plaeng precinct superintendent Pol Colonel Chatchawan Tosopon led officials to inspect the scene, a two-storey wooden house in Tambon Ban Plaeng, in the province’s Pong Nam Ron district. 

 

They found the body of Supraiwan Srisawat, torn apart by the impact of the explosion.

 

The blast also damaged several nearby houses and two pickup trucks that were parked at the scene. Police found several more sacks of the chemical compounds at the deceased man’s garage. 

 

The police investigation initially found that Supraiwan had been mixing the two chemicals during hot weather, prior to spraying longan trees in order to boost growth.

 

Officers therefore suspect a chemical reaction caused by high heat led to the explosion.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30365255

 

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And this is why folks, you should never skip chemistry classes at school...

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Hope no English-speaking Al Qaeda infiltrators in the deep south are reading this. . . 

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There is a risk of fire and explosion in dry mixtures with other substances, especially organic materials, and other herbicides, sulfur, phosphorus, powdered metals, and strong acids. In particular, when mixed with sugar, it has explosive properties. If accidentally mixed with one of these substances it should not be stored in dwelling

 

 

the other, potassium chlorate has pyrotechnic applications as i recall 

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Surprisingly easy to make an IED by mistake !

Hope the longans are edible?

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Should not be using this poison anyway 

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