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Grenade explosion at Isan temple festival

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M67 grenade leaves metre deep hole in ground, kills 4, injures 50. Police tried to grab the grenade but it bounced & exploded. 

The famous Isan contemporary percussion group Ponglang Sa-orn. Explosion happened during their concert at the temple fair (Source: YouTube)

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Crimes
FESTIVAL TRAGEDY

Hand grenade blast kills child, 3 others at concert

26 Feb 2013

MAHA SARAKHAM : Four people, including two police and a 12-year-old boy, were killed and more than 50 injured by a hand grenade explosion during a concert in Na Dun district yesterday, police said.

Police were called to disperse a scuffle between groups of local men attending the concert by Ponglang Sa-orn, a famous Isan contemporary percussion group.

The concert was held as part of a festival celebrating Phra That Na Dun, a temple enshrining the Lord Buddha's relics.

One of the men, identified as Winai Jeknam, 32, held aloft a hand grenade. He ran from the crowd and police tried to persuade him to hand over the device.

The officers tried to seize the grenade from the man but the grenade fell on the ground.

The grenade bounced and then exploded, witnesses said.

The explosion killed four people instantly and injured more than 50 others...

...The provincial public health office said 58 people, mostly fair-goers, were injured, five of them seriously.

One of the victims was referred to Khon Kaen regional hospital. 

The rest of the injured were being treated at Maka Sarakham provincial hospital, Na Dun Hospital and Wapee Pathum Hospital in Maha Sarakham.

Pol Maj Gen Charoenwit Sriwanit, chief of Maka Sarakham police, said the blast from the M67 grenade left a hole almost a metre deep in the ground. 

Mr Winai, who was among the injured, was a military conscript who was arrested previously on charges of trespassing on property and possessing a firearm.

He also exhibited a mental disorder, Pol Maj Gen Charoenwit said.

Police were still investigating the motive for the attack, but suspect it was part of an ongoing dispute between rival gangs in the province.

Somporn Rattanaprai, manager of Ponglang Sa-orn, said one of the band's crew members was hurt in the explosion.

Eed Ponglang Sa-orn, the leader of the band, was unharmed, Mr Somporn said.

(Source: Bangkok Post, Crimes, FESTIVAL TRAGEDY, Hand grenade blast kills child, 3 others at concert, 26 Feb 2013, link)

 
Accidental Bomb Explosion Vocabulary 

Ponglang Sa-orn - a famous Isan contemporary percussion group (See Wikipedia & Youtube #1 & #2)

contemporary - happening or existing now (not in the past)  ทันสมัย, ที่อยู่ในปัจจุบัน
percussion
- instruments like drums or xylophone played by hitting some object that makes a sound  เครื่องดนตรีประเภทเคาะหรือตี

an Isan contemporary percussion  group

a concert by Ponglang Sa-orn, a famous Isan contemporary percussion group

festival - an big event with many people held to remember or celebrate something  เทศกาล
tragedy - some event that is very sad because people are hurt, die or things are destroyed เรื่องเศร้า,ละครโศก, โศกนาฏกรรม,
FESTIVAL TRAGEDY

explosion - when a bomb or some object bursts (explodes) causing injury and damage  การระเบิด
hand grenade explosion

grenade - a small bomb that someone throws or fires from a gun ลูกระเบิดเล็ก ระเิบิดลูกเล็ก
blast - Same as "explosion"
hand grenade blast kills child, 3 others at concert

Four people were killed and more than 50 injured by a hand grenade explosion

disperse - (of a crowd of people) to separate and leave in different directions สลายฝูงชน  to scatter or move away over a large area, ot to make something do this ทำให้กระจัดกระจาย
scuffle - a short fight or struggle, very disorganised การต่อสู้กันอุตลุต

local - in or related to the area that you live, or to the particular area that you are talking about ท้องถิ่น
local men

attend - go to a special event with many people such as a dinner, concert, meeting, etc
attend a concert

Police were called to disperse a scuffle between groups of local men attending a concert

celebrate - to do something enjoyable for a special event or occasion (or a special religious event or ceremony) ฉลอง
a festival celebrating Phra That Na Dun

relics
- a part of a holy person's body (tooth, bone, hair) or clothing that is kept after their death because of its religious importance (See Wikipedia)
Lord Buddha's relics - (See Wikipedia)

temple - a religious place where people go to practice their religion (worship) วัด, วัดวาอาราม, วิหาร
enshrine - บูชา; วางไว้บนหิ้งบูชา, วางไว้บนที่บูชา
a temple enshrining Lord Buddha's relics

It was held as part of a festival celebrating Phra That Na Dun, a temple enshrining Lord Buddha's relics.

identified - named ระบุชื่อ
One of the men, identified as Winai Jeknam ...

aloft - in the air
held aloft - to hold something up in the air above you
he held aloft a hand grenade

device - a machine or piece of equipment that does a particular thing เครื่องจักร อุปกรณ์ เครื่องมือ
hand over the device

persuade - encourage people to do something by giving them reasons to do it โน้มน้าวใจ เกลี้ยกล่อม
tried to persuade
police tried to persuade him to hand over the device.

seize - to take something using force จับกุม  ยึดครอง
seize the grenade
tried to seize the grenade

officers - police officers, the police (worling at the festival)
officers tried to seize the grenade

The officers tried to seize the grenade from the man but it fell on the ground.

bounce - the way a ball moves when it hits the ground and jumps up again เด้ง,  กระเด้ง
the grenade bounced
the grenade bounced and then exploded

witnesses
- a person who say an event, usually an accident or crime that they describe, an eyewitness
The grenade bounced and then exploded, witnesses said.

instantly - immediately ทันที, ทันทีทันใด, ในไม่ช้า
killed instantly

The explosion killed four people instantly and injured more than 50 others...X

fair -  งาน, งานวัด,  งานแฟร์
fair-goers - people at the fair (who "go" to the "fair")

...The provincial public health office said 58 people, mostly fair-goers, were injured, five of them seriously. 

victims - people who are killed injured or harmed in some way from an accident, natural disaster, crime, etc.
One of the victims was referred to Khon Kaen regional hospital. 

the blast from the M67 grenade left a hole almost a metre deep in the ground.

conscript -
a person who was chosen to become a soldier (usually by a draft)
a military conscript

charges - bring a criminal case against a person

trespass -
to enter a place without permission of owner การบุกรุก
property
- land and buildings built on land ที่ดิน, อสังหาริมทรัพย์
trespassing on
property

possess
- have, carry or own
firearm -
gun
possessing a firearm

arrested previously on charges of trespassing on property and possessing a firearm.

exhibit
- to act or behave in a certain way (that shows something is true)
disorder -
a sickness or health problem (when something is wrong with your body or brain)
mental disorder - จิตพิการ;  เป็นโรคจิต
he also exhibited a mental disorder

motive - a reason for doing something แรงจูงใจ เหตุผล
attack - การโจมตี
motive for the attack - a reason to attack people

ongoing - happening now, currently happening (not finished yet) อย่างต่อเนื่อง ไม่หยุดยั้ง, ต่อเนื่อง
dispute
- a fight, argument or disagreement about something การโต้เถียง, ความขัดแย้ง ข้อพิพาท
ongoing dispute - a fight about something that is happening now

rival - when people are fighting or competing to get the same thing คู่แข่ง
rival gangs

an ongoing dispute between rival gangs in the province

suspect - to believe that something is true, especially something bad สงสัย เป็นที่สงสัยว่า
suspect the attack was part of an ongoing dispute between rival gangs in the province

Police were still investigating the motive for the attack, but suspect it was part of an ongoing dispute between rival gangs in the province.

crew - a group of workers (on a ship, aircraft, or a cleaning crew, for example) ลูกเรือ
band's crew members - the group of workers who help a band set up and operate music and audio equipment

one of the band's crew members was hurt in the explosion.

unharmed - not hurt or damaged ไม่ได้รับบาดเจ็บ

the leader of the band was unharmed

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