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Six injured in explosion as fireworks being made

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Six injured in explosion as fireworks being made

By Tossapol Boonpat 
The Nation

 

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An explosion that injured six people at the Mae Hong Son temple on Wednesday night may have been caused by flash powder being pounded into fireworks for the Bung Fai festival.

 

The blast occurred at 8pm at Wat Sob Soi in Tambon Pang Moo in Muang district. 

 

The injured were two monks – identified as Phra Chakkapan Mankhong, 29, and Phra Unthit Mankhong, 55 - and four laymen: Akira Jaisuk, 17, Pitak Mingkwanchroenchit, 25, Srisod Tiyawong, 67, and another 22-year-old man identified only by first name Pong.

 

Police said the men were making the fireworks while the monks were observing them. The explosion took place as the men stuffed flash powder into the rocket.

 

Mae Hong Son is currently celebrating a festival of sand pagoda offering, locally known as Poy Ja Tee. As part of the celebration, temples submitted Bung Fai rockets for a contest.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30370658

 

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7 minutes ago, webfact said:

An explosion that injured six people at the Mae Hong Son temple on Wednesday night may have been caused by flash powder being pounded into fireworks

Hmm, flash powder being pounded into fireworks - like you do.

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Was anybody smoking while making rockets ???

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19 hours ago, bluesofa said:

Hmm, flash powder being pounded into fireworks - like you do.

 

Yes, what could possibly go wrong.

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I remember when the Chiang Mai gate fire station blew up in the middle of the night .. similar  rocket science apparently ..

 

 

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Anyone know when and where the Bung Fai rocket festival will be held? It once was at Hoi Tung Tao but was relocated.

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