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Seven dead as war bomb explodes in Bangkok scrap yard
« on: April 02, 2014, 11:05:18 PM »
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Seven dead as war bomb explodes in Bangkok scrap yard

2 April 2014 Last updated at 05:53 ET

At least seven people were killed and 19 injured when a suspected World War Two bomb exploded in a scrap metal warehouse in the Thai capital, Bangkok.

Construction workers found the bomb and sold it, believing it was inactive.

Warehouse workers used a blow-torch to take the bomb apart and detonated it in the process, reports said.

The massive blast destroyed the shop and created a large crater. It also damaged nearby houses and started a large fire.

Thai police said that five people died at the scene.

"The warehouse workers thought the bomb was no longer active so they used a metal cutter to cut into it, causing the explosion," local police chief Virasak Foythong told the AFP news agency.

Police bomb squad chief Kamthorn Auicharoen told the Associated Press news agency that it was "likely this is a bomb dropped from a plane during World War II".

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Re: Seven dead as war bomb explodes in Bangkok scrap yard
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 11:05:50 PM »
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Warehouse workers used a blow-torch to take the bomb apart and detonated it in the process, reports said.

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Re: Seven dead as war bomb explodes in Bangkok scrap yard
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