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Exploding fire extinguisher kills student and injures 5 others during Bangkok high school fire drill

BANGKOK (AP) – A fire extinguisher exploded during a high school’s annual fire drill Friday in Thailand’s capital, killing one student and injuring five others, a rescuer said.

The CO2-type fire extinguisher may have become defective from sun or heat exposure, said Anyawut Phoampai of the Ruam Katanyu Foundation, one of Thailand’s biggest rescue organizations, who confirmed the death and injuries.

The incident happened at Rajavinit Mathayom School in Bangkok’s Dusit district.

Firefighters investigate an explosion site at a school in Bangkok, Thailand on June 23. PHOTO: AP