This is the moment a firework exploded in a Brit’s face killing him during the New Year celebrations in Pattaya, Thailand.
Gary McLaren, 50, lit the huge rocket in front of the Miami A Gogo bar while revellers were celebrating the New Year.
But after trying unsuccessfully to ignite the device, Gary tried a second time and finally lit the fuse.
But with smoke pouring from the device, he then made the fatal mistake of returning to lit firework because he was not sure it was working.
Seconds later as Gary stood over the 50cm long tube it exploded into his face and killed him.
This is the first picture of a British man who was killed in front of his fiancée when a “faulty” firework exploded in his face just minutes into the new year.
The man, named locally as 50-year-old Gary McLaren, was celebrating the arrival of 2020 with friends in the party resort of Pattaya, eastern Thailand, when the tragedy happened at 12.30am local time.
He died after he stepped outside the Miami A Gogo strip club and brought out a 50cm (20in) tube packed with rockets while surrounded by dancers in the street, according to local reports.
Moments later, when he twice tried to light the firework it exploded and inflicted gruesome head injuries, killing him on the spot.
Witnesses said the Brit had tried to set off the firework with a lighter, but failed.
When he tried a second time, smoke began to pour from the device before it exploded in his face, knocking him backwards onto the ground.
A Thai man made a sickening discovery as he used the toilet this week — a 32-foot-long tapeworm “sticking out of his bottom,” according to a new report.
Kritsada Ratprachoom, 44, of Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand, felt something slimy in his behind after he finished doing his business on Monday, The Mirror reported.
Ratprachoom snapped a few photos — even picking up the stomach-churning ribbon-like worm and holding it in his hand — before flushing it down.
Pope Francis has compared U.S. President Donald Trump to the murderous King Herod who massacred innocent children in ancient Palestine while trying to kill the baby Jesus, a Jesuit journal revealed Thursday.
Speaking with his brother Jesuits during his recent visit to Thailand, the Argentinian pope minced no words in his thinly veiled condemnation of the U.S. president and his administration, suggesting that like a modern-day Herod, Mr. Trump separates families at the border while allowing drugs to freely flow into the country.
“In other parts there are walls that even separate children from parents. Herod comes to mind,” Francis said. “Yet for drugs, there’s no wall to keep them out.”
The 20-year-old shot himself when a family friend opened the fridge door and made the gruesome discovery.
Sira Somdech, 20, is said to have repeatedly stabbed Yuree Thaowan, 42, in her back at their home in Bangkok, Thailand, at the weekend.
BANGKOK (AP) — A strong earthquake has shaken a border area between northern Thailand and Laos.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.1 magnitude quake Thursday morning was about 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the surface.
Residents of the northern Thai cities of Chaing Mai and Chiang Rai felt a long period of shaking but saw no major damage.
Residents in Bangkok felt some slight shaking.