Monday, 2 January 2017

1/02/2017 10:55:00 pm
Fireworks rained down while they celebrated New Year's Eve in Thailand.

At least one man died in the terrifying incident at Thailand’s notorious Full Moon Party on New Year’s Eve on Thai party island Koh Phangan.


People were injured by sparks leaving them with burns all over their bodies.

And many more were crushed in a stampede of fleeing tourists attempting to escape as burning embers flew into the crowd.

The massive beach celebration on island Koh Phangan saw between 10,000 and 30,000 people cram on to Haad Rin beach for the firework display.



Dozens of tourists suffer severe burns at Thailand Full Moon New Year'

The beach party is hugely popular among Brit backpackers, but the festivities turned into a nightmare just moments after the New Year countdown.

A fireworks display sent burning embers into the crowd, sparking a mass panic as people tried to flee.

New Zealander Madison Reidy told 1NewsNow: "My whole body was burning, I could feel sparks stinging my face, legs and arms."

The 21-year-old claims to have seen the moment a female tourist broke her ankle after being trampled on.

Lucy Coyle, who shared the above video on Twitter, called the evening a "nightmare”.

She also said she saw people pass out in the stampede as they were crushed.

Alongside pictures of burns, Lucy said she was covered “head to toe”.


She wrote on Twitter: "The worst Full Moon Party after they shoot fireworks into the crowd that have burnt people.”

Another reveller, Christian Favours, said: "I'm sitting here with holes in my clothes and my friends have burns on their bodies.

"We were trapped underneath people.

"Literally one of the most traumatic experiences of my life".

An event spokesperson reportedly said fewer fireworks than normal were used in the display and that they are not aware of anyone being injured.

Source: The Sun

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