Man searching for papaya finds live hand grenade instead in Chonburi

PHOTO: Puen Khao Rao Rak Kan Chonburi


A man who was searching for papaya was shocked after he found a live hand grenade in Chonburi instead.

The Pan Thong Police was informed by a local resident that a grenade was found in a garbage pile near a housing estate in Pan Thong yesterday (November 1st).

Police and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team arrived at the scene to find the M26 hand grenade with a remote control inside a white box.

PHOTO: Puen Khao Rao Rak Kan Chonburi

Captain Anak Kruakuenpetch of the EOD police said, “The grenade was in “100% working condition. This explosive has a range of up to 20 metres.”

Mr. Sukhawut Wichada, 48, who first discovered the grenade said, “I was searching for papaya before I found this.”

“I know it was a grenade. I ran away before calling the police.”

Pan Thong police are working on identifying the owner and where the grenade came from.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.