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Two construction workers killed in Bangkok explosion

29 March 2016

Two workers digging a trench for a waterworks pipeline in the Pak Chong district of the Thai capital were killed in an explosion on March 27, according to the Bangkok Post. The workers had earlier moved a bomb from the trench and placed it on the back of a pick-up truck, where it is thought sparks from a power generator caused the bomb to explode.

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The trench was being dug opposite an old army arsenal, where a huge explosion in October 2001 killed at least 17 people and hurled live ammunition across a wide area. The arsenal was closed after this event.

The bomb that killed the two workers is believed to be one of the pieces of ammunition that was scattered in the earlier explosion.


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