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Thread: Gas explosion at Royal Thai Air Force safety demo injuries more than 40 people

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    Gas explosion at Royal Thai Air Force safety demo injuries more than 40 people

    Gas explosion at Royal Thai Air Force safety demo injuries more than 40 people

    Bangkok:-- More than 40 people suffered a multitude of injuries when a tear gas canister exploded during a safety demonstration by the Royal Thai Air Force.

    The incident, which occurred on Saturday morning at the Bang Phlad district office in Bangkok, left many of the 200 attendees fleeing the scene in panic as the explosion ripped through the event which was organised to educate staff such as street cleaners and road workers on how to handle any suspicious objects they may come across which they suspect could be explosive devices.

    During the event one witness reported that several explosive devices were on display. It is believed that one of the participants grabbed the high pressure tear gas canister, causing its activation bolt to be released, which in turn resulted in the device exploding.

    Those injured at the scene were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment.

    The event was organised as part of a new safety campaign in the capital following the recent political unrest and also follows on from the tragic story earlier this month when an old World War 2 bomb exploded in Bangkok killing five people.

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    What can you say.. A safety demonstration, with live explosives, and untrained participants handling them..

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    The police advised the organizers to use dummies, the organizers appointed the best dummies they had to supervise.
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    You couldn't make that up...

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    Not Thailand but another example of 'safety' stupidity !

    "Please stand behind the yellow lines" ....... especially when giving a lecture about railway safety !




    "Safety is paramount !"
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