British Man Dies In Thailand After Firework Exploded In His Face On New Year’s Eve

British man dies in Thailand after firework exploded in his face on New Year’s Eve.

A British Man, Gary McLaren, 50, was killed while he tried lighting up a firework, he found difficulties in lighting it until it blew up at his face. The gentleman died at the scene shortly after midnight, according to reports.


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Lt Col Somboon Ua-samanmaitree, from the Thai Tourist Police, told the BBC: “Around midnight, Mr McLaren attempted to light up a large firework but it failed to perform at first.
“After that, it all of a sudden exploded and killed him at the scene.”

Mr McLaren’s associates were seen crying at the scene, where a large firework was found and carried for evidence, the Bangkok announce reported.

Police told the BBC that Mr McLaren had visited Thailand before and had arrived a few days prior to New Year’s Eve.

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