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Toilet explosion!

An airman of Australian Royal Air Force was seriously burnt in a portable toilet explosion.

It was not a terrorist attack or bomb explosion; it was simply a portable toilet explosion.

It happened apparently when the airman lit his cigarette there. He was rushed to hospital

with third degree severe burn.

This accident happened during the US-AustraliaTalisman Sabre joint military exercises. Cause

of explosion is still under investigation.

We know about biogas plant, where methane gas is produced by the fermentation of cow dung.

It may be an explosive gas if it is mixed with the air. Human waste can also produce methane

in the fermentation process. May be methane gas was created, mixed with the air and trapped

in that portable toilet. It exploded when came in contact of flame.


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