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Published:July 27th, 2011 17:21 EST

Portable Toilet Explodes: Aussie Airman Suffers Severe Burns

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Royal Australian Air Force member is being treated for severe burns after a portable toilet exploded while he was lighting a cigarette.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Community Safety said the airman was participating in the Australia-United States joint military exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 when the toilet exploded at about 9:30 a.m. Monday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Wednesday."



It`s not uncommon for soldiers to be injured during military exercises, but this is probably the first time in recorded history that a soldier was injured by an exploding toilet.

If this accident doesn`t motivate the young airman to quit smoking, nothing will.

The soldier is fortunate he wasn`t killed, that would have been a very crappy way to die.

It will be most embarrassing when the young man is asked how he earned the Australian equivalent of the Purple Cross.

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