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Satun man killed while cleaning grenade

A man in Satun province was killed on Wednesday morning when a grenade he was cleaning exploded.


The man had been keeping the grenade in his house for a year, police said.

Prasert Chuayjit, 59, was killed in his house in Ban Tha Chin village in Tambon Klong Khud, Muang district, at around 7am.

The blast tore off his left arm and the shrapnel disfigured his face.

His son told police that Prasert had found the grenade a year ago and he liked to take it out for cleaning now and then although his children had warned him against doing so.

Pol Colonel Witchaphan Chantaraporn, commander of the investigation division of the Satun Police head office, said Prasert had no record of violent crimes or political violence.

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