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12-year-old boy killed during Bun Bung Fai Lan rocket festival in Khon Kaen

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Fireworks in Laplae, Uttaradit

Fireworks during Atthami Bucha Festival in Laplae, Uttaradit. Photo: Takeaway.

A 12-year-old boy was killed instantly in an accident during the Bun Bung Fai Lan – Thai Traditional Rocket Festival – in Khon Kaen’s Kranuan district yesterday afternoon.

While adults and kids were observing rockets launch, one soared upwards for about 10-20 metres and suddenly exploded, sending a piece of metal shrapnel which cut into the throat of Ekkachai Khamlapa, standing by his dad 6-7 metres away.

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