Explosive Excrement Topples Building In China, 15 Injured

Despite the best efforts of central planners, shit still happens (even in China). In an 'Onion-esque' story, China.org reports a cesspool filled with excrement exploded in a central Chinese city, injuring 15 residents and toppling a building on Saturday, police said. But this is not the only excrement-enthused event in China...

 

 

 

As China.org reports,

A cesspool filled with excrement exploded in a central Chinese city, injuring 15 residents and toppling a building on Saturday, police said.

 

Police in Zhangjiajie city, Hunan Province, believed it was an accident when a man surnamed Ding was burning waste outside his derelict house and near the cesspool at about 5 p.m..

 

Police said the fire ignited the methane emanated from the pit and caused the blast. The house has been abandoned since 2006.

 

The blast occurred at Dayongqiao community of Yongding District. One residential building collapsed, and four others were damaged.

 

The injured people have been hospitalized. Local residents have been settled properly.

But, that's not the only crap story from China. As AFP reports,

In another excrement-related incident, a man and his mother both died trying to retrieve his wife's new mobile phone -- worth 2,000 yuan ($320) -- from a toilet septic tank, reports said in May.

 

The man jumped in to try to locate the phone but was overcome by fumes and passed out, according to Dahe, a web portal run by the provincial government in central Henan province.

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Lesson of the day: not all liquidity is good... and igniting animal spirits always end in a crash.