Hot air balloon collapses, sets off mass of fireworks on the ground

May 12, 2017 1:56 pm Last Updated: May 12, 2017 1:56 pm

Over a thousand people gathered for a nighttime celebration Thailand, and got a little more in the pyrotechnics department than they bargained for.

They lit up a big, patterned hot air balloon to send off into the night for the large scale, annual Fire Balloon Festival, and all seemed fine at first.

But after drifting 100 feet up into the air, the basket holding the fire collapsed to the ground, leaving the top of the balloon to just drift off and deflate.

Too bad all the fireworks for the event were sitting around on the ground!

The fire from the balloon fell straight into the pile of fireworks, setting them off as people yelled warnings and booked it to find cover behind nearby cars.

Unfortunately, 14 people were injured. There were no deaths, and authorities repeated warnings for people to stay indoors for the lighting.

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