Blowtorch + WWII bomb = Bad Idea

(CNN) — Thai scrapyard workers accidentally detonated a suspected World War II-era bomb Wednesday, killing seven and injuring 19 after attempting to cut into it with a blowtorch.

The device was discovered at a construction site in Bangkok, and moved to a scrapyard before workers tampered with it, in an attempt to break it down into smaller parts.

Unfortunately for them, they succeeded.

3 Responses to “Oops”

  1. JeffS says:

    Thus demonstrating the old rule of thumb, “Unexploded does not mean safe”.

  2. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Seems they also succeeded in breaking some of themselves into smaller parts. (or what Jeff said.)

  3. Rob says:

    Accepting the Darwin Award for Best Possible Tool Selection for the Thai scrapyard workers …

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