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You’re just walking along, casually foraging for mushrooms when, behold, you come across 10 grenades! 10 LIVE grenades. That was the surprise awaiting a local mushroom picker in Si Sa Ket, North East Thailand, at the Huai Sala Wildlife Sanctuary.

58 year old Supin Thammaporn, was gathering mushrooms around the park when he found the unlikely cache of grenades. Military officials later confirmed all 10 were live. Supin immediately called local Army officials who sent out bomb disposal experts to the sanctuary to check the grenades.

It was not immediately obvious to Army officials on how the grenades had come to be left in the remote part of the sanctuary or who they had belonged to. Officials from the Phu Sing district have already started an investigation to determine if they were being stored in the sanctuary or left from some prior conflict or training exercise.

Supin, the mushroom collector, said he was happy nobody got injured from the grenades. Army officials commended the man for reporting the grenades. The 10 live weapons were removed and disposed of by the bomb disposal team.

SOURCE: The Nation

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    Ynwaps

    Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    What’s the number from the local army and do all mushroom gatherers have it on speed dial?

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    Roger C

    Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Perhaps a metal detector would more efficient (and safer).

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    David M

    Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    More information would have been nice in this article. Maybe they type and condition of the located grenades? Wee they vintage? Were they current? Were they Chi-Com? American? European? Thai Army issue? Come on, if you’re going to cover something, do it correctly. Answer the basic who, what, when, where and why. f the original provincial report was incomplete. complete it before you put it out.

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    Toby Andrews

    Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 9:02 am

    I hope the army paid him for them.
    In Thailand I reckon a man could get a good price for a grenade.

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    Keith

    Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 9:05 am

    why were they not arrested for picking mushrooms

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    Ernie

    Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Live grenades in a training excercise ???

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    Chief

    Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    lucky he not go up in mushroom cloud

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The north-eastern province of Roi Et has confirmed its first Covid-19 case since last month’s resurgence of the virus. Governor Chayan Sirimas says the patient is a female employee from a karaoke joint in the Sri Racha district of Chon Buri province, in the east of the country.

“She had close contact with another patient from Chon Buri province (her younger sister) who tested positive earlier on January 9. She then took a test on January 10 at Roi Et Hospital and found that she was also infected. Both patients have symptoms of coughing and sore throat with no fever.”

According to the Nation Thailand report, the travel history and timeline of the woman’s positive test is as follows:

January 1: She travelled with her sister and the sister’s husband from Sri Racha in Chon Buri to the Muang district of Roi Et. The journey was undertaken in a personal car.

January 4 – 6: The woman visited a local market while wearing a face mask.

January 5: Her sister and sister’s husband left Roi Et and returned to Chon Buri in their car.

January 7: The woman is contacted by Sri Racha health officials, who tell her she is “high risk”, after a customer at the karaoke business where she works has tested positive for the virus. The woman does not get tested that day, but her sister, also employed at the karaoke joint, is tested at Chon Buri hospital the next day.

January 9: The sister’s test result comes back positive.

January 10: The sister’s husband also tests positive. The woman then gets tested and is also confirmed as positive.

According to Sri Racha health officials, 10 employees from the karaoke business have tested positive for the virus. 9 family members who had close contact with the 2 sisters have all tested negative. There are 7 people who had close contact with the sister’s husband. Of those, 3 have tested negative and 4 are waiting for their results.

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