Man searching for termites finds live hand grenade instead in Pattaya area


A man who was searching for termites to feed his fish was shocked after he found a live hand grenade in Nongprue instead.

The Banglamung Police was informed by a local resident that a grenade was found in a forest near a railway road at about noon today (March 31st).

Police and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team arrived at the scene to find an older M26 hand grenade under a tree.

Mr. Su Supayut, 51, told The Pattaya News, “I was searching for termites for my Betta fish before I found this grenade. I ran away before calling the police.”

The EOD police told The Pattaya News the grenade was in working condition which is very dangerous.

The Nongprue Police are working on identifying the owner and where the grenade came from.


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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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also 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.