Horrible news reached us this morning: Gary McLaren, former Suzuki Data Acquisition Engineer at Suzuki for 11 years, now working for Irrta, from Northamptonshire, died when a firework he was trying to light exploded in the seaside town of Pattaya.
The 50-year-old died at the scene, just after midnight.
Lt Col Somboon Ua-samanmaitree of the Thai Tourist Police said: "Around midnight, Mr McLaren attempted to light up a large firework but it failed to go off at first. After that, it suddenly exploded and killed him at the scene."
Our thoughts are with his loved ones. He will be sorely missed.