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WWII bomb exploded in Bangkok after workers tried to cut it Open
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WWII bomb exploded in Bangkok after workers tried to cut it Open

BANGKOK – At least seven individuals died and 19 others have been injured on Wednesday when an enormous World War II bomb exploded at a scrap metallic warehouse in Bangkok as staff tried to chop it open, officers stated.

The 225-kilogramme (500-pound) shell was discovered at a development website by builders who then bought it to a suburban scrap metallic service provider believing the bomb had been defused.

“The staff on the warehouse thought the bomb was not lively in order that they used a metallic cutter to chop into it inflicting the explosion,” stated native police commander Virasak Foythong, including the ordnance was in all probability left over from the warfare period.

“Seven at the moment are confirmed lifeless and 19 injured,” the town’s Erawan emergency centre stated, updating the toll. It reported that 5 individuals have been killed on the scene.

Confirming the variety of deaths, a police explosives skilled stated the blast created a big crater and broken houses inside a 500-metre (B,640-ft) radius.

“It was (a) 500-pound bomb dropped from the air throughout World War II,” Colonel Kamthorn Ouicharoen, of the police bomb disposal unit, advised AFP after visiting the scene.

Television footage confirmed particles and twisted metallic on the destroyed workshop as thick smoke choked the sky, whereas native studies stated dozens of close by houses have been additionally broken by the blast.

The allies carried out bombing raids on the Thai capital in retaliation for the dominion becoming a member of the Japanese warfare effort in Southeast Asia.

SOURCE: AFP

WWII bomb exploded in Bangkok after workers tried to cut it Open
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