21 July 2024

Thirty-seven people were injured, six seriously, after a “Bung Fai” home-made rocket misfired and exploded during a “Bung Fai” festival in Phon Thong district of Roi-et province today.

Many people were attending the festival, being held this morning in Bang Sang Bu in Pho Si Sawang sub-district, when a huge home-made rocket exploded while surrounded by participants.

EMTs at the scene, who rushed the injured to hospital, said that some of the villagers had suffered broken ribs, arms and legs. There were also some serious head injuries.

A community leader said he has tried to contact the owner of the home-make rocket, to coordinate with an insurance company regarding compensation for the injuries and damage.

Police say they are investigating the cause of the accident.