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Junk shop workers ‘ignored’ bomb alert

Neighbour flees for life in nick of time

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  • Writer: Prom Vikitsreth
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Shomchin Janthachart says she was just moments away from being blown apart by a large World War II-era bomb which killed eight people at a scrap metal shop on Wednesday. 

The 70-year-old, whose house is separated by just a narrow strip of land from the shop where the blast occurred, said she tried to warn workers of the imminent danger, but was ignored.

The workers proceeded to cut apart the bomb with a blowtorch, triggering a massive explosion with destroyed the scrap warehouse on Soi Lat Plakhao 72 in Bang Khen district.

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