Seven in­jured as fire­works shoot into fes­ti­val au­di­ence

The Nation - - AROUND THAILAND -

A 47-year-old Thai man sus­tained se­ri­ous burns and six oth­ers suf­fered mi­nor in­juries when fire­works, be­ing lit near a pond in Wat Jumphon in Surin’s Muang district as part of a lo­cal fes­ti­val, ex­ploded into the au­di­ence on Wed­nes­day night.

The seven vic­tims were watch­ing stage per­for­mances at an out­door cinema at the fair when the fire­works were lit to mark the end of the per­for­mance.

How­ever, some fire­works didn’t shoot sky-

wards but ex­ploded hor­i­zon­tally into the au­di­ence, send­ing the crowd scram­bling to safety.

Po­lice sus­pect the fire­works were not an­chored cor­rectly and fell over dur­ing det­o­na­tion. Ear­lier dur­ing the fair, Surin In­dus­trial Of­fice pre­sented cer­tifi­cates to 109 in­di­vid­u­als for their con­tri­bu­tions to the “the pil­lars to so­ci­ety” in Surin.

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