Two boys were injured in an explosion when they tried to mixed explosives from small firecrackers into a giant one in Narathiwat province late on Friday, police said.
Adiff Malehdeng, 12, who was packing the explosives into a can, was severely injured while his friend, Bassaree Ahawae, 13, was slightly injured.
The explosion occurred at a pavilion on a roadside in Ban Champa Kor in Tambon Bareh Nua, Bacho district.
Police said five children planned to make a giant firecracker with explosives from 30 small ball-shaped firecrackers. Adiff was the one who used an iron stick to stuff the explosives into an empty powder can.
Adiff suffered internal injuries, a broken left arm and a big wound on his right leg as well as burns on his body. He was admitted to the ICU of the Narathwat Hospital. Bassaree was admitted to the Bacho Hospital.