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10-year-old boy killed from exploding toilet

By Mason White 1:13 PM November 4, 2014
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By: Feng Qian
A young boy died after a toilet exploded in his face, police in India said.

According to doctors who treated the child, the 10-year-old boy suffered from serious head injuries as a result of the exploding toilet.

The incident happened while the boy was playing with his friends at a park in Thane. He stepped into a public toilet around 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

As he was relieving himself, a septic tank exploded, causing serious injuries to his head. The explosion was caused by gas that collected in the tanks.

“After examining the site, we found that the vent area was covered with trash. As a result, the gas kept accumulating inside the tank, thereby creating the high-pressure explosion,” a spokesperson for the municipality of Thane said.