Freak Accident #3

…though there are obviously many more

BEIJING (Reuters) – A boiler that exploded at a Chinese sauna sailed over a six-story building and landed on an old man crossing the road, Xinhua news agency said.

The 63-year-old pedestrian was killed instantly and three people injured in Sunday’s bizarre accident in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, Xinhua quoted local police as saying.

“A passerby tried to escape when he saw the large object flying toward him, but he was hurt in his leg,” Xinhua said. “Two workers in a restaurant next to the bathhouse were also injured after a wall of the restaurant collapsed.”

(Here are freak accidents numbers 1 & 2, if you’re curious.)

(via Reuters: “Boiler Kills on Impact After Sauna Launch” [September 13, 2004])