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Don't know if the death was strange, but the body was found on air by an Australian weatherman:
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(The footage is blurred deliberately out of respect). Oddly, there seems to be another body found nearby, the victim's friend. The man seems to be British, the woman Australian.
Until he explained he'd stripped off i was thinking 'do all aussie weathermen do the forecast topless?'
 

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Gender-reveal device explosion kills father-to-be

A father-to-be from New York state has died after a device he was building for his child's gender-reveal party exploded, according to police.

Christopher Pekny, 28, was assembling the device in the town of Liberty when it exploded just before noon on Sunday.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-us-canada-56159731
 
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Gender-reveal device explosion kills father-to-be

A father-to-be from New York state has died after a device he was building for his child's gender-reveal party exploded, according to police.

Christopher Pekny, 28, was assembling the device in the town of Liberty when it exploded just before noon on Sunday.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-us-canada-56159731
A spokesman for state police told the New York Times the device consisted of some kind of pipe, without giving further details.
There's your problem. Another amateur pipe bomb.
 

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That's the second of those that I've heard of. Just ridiculous.
 

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Gender-reveal device explosion kills father-to-be

A father-to-be from New York state has died after a device he was building for his child's gender-reveal party exploded, according to police.

Christopher Pekny, 28, was assembling the device in the town of Liberty when it exploded just before noon on Sunday.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-us-canada-56159731
One of these went off on the right day in October 2019 in a gender reveal event and killed a guest. At least Pekny didn't take anyone else with him.
 

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Ex Met Police Chief kills himself in car explosion

The man who died was named locally as Edwin Williams, who was in his 70s and was a former Detective Superintendent in the Metropolitan Police.

Mr Williams was said to have been involved in a series of disputes with neighbours and other villagers in Cavendish near Sudbury, Suffolk.

He had repeatedly complained about the noise of the bells at 14th century St Mary the Virgin's church in Cavendish.

Villagers heard a huge explosion and looked out to see Mr Williams' grey Hyundai IX35 estate car on fire at roughly 7.30am, with flames shooting up to 30ft in the air.

A villager said: "He was always falling out with people and was not a very popular man.

"He had various legal disputes with different neighbours over the years. He would complain about things like problems with drains and guttering causing damp in his house.

"But his biggest issue was with the church bells. Most people in the village love the sound of the bells, but he would repeatedly moan about them.

"He normally parks on his own driveway at the side of his house behind a set of gates, but it seems he started the fire after parking deliberately beside his neighbour's cars."

"Nobody could get near and people only realised that there was a body in the car when the firefighters arrived and dealt with the fire.

"He must have had something in the car to cause such a fierce fire and a big explosion."
 

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Was it a suicide or something more like an attack that went horribly wrong? Or right, when he was the only person killed, maybe? Either way, he did not sound stable from that report.
 
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