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Howitzer Surprise

KIEV - A Ukrainian scrap metal worker destroyed two roofs and singed his face when he cut into a 1940s howitzer and accidentally fired off a shell no one had noticed was lodged inside.

Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported the worker had heated the metal by cutting the gun and had triggered the shell, which flew about 800 yards. It said there were no other casualties in the central Ukrainian city of Berdychiv.

The news agency also said the company had paid for repairs to the roofs but work at the scrap yard had been stopped after local prosecutors launched a criminal investigation.

Ukraine, situated between Russia and an expanding European Union, has a huge arsenal of rusting weapons, which often end up in the country's dozens of scrap yards. (Reuters)
 

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What a rush that must have been, hope he wasn't full of Vodka!
 

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Where was Century Arms' representative? They aughta know those crazy Americans will buy anything! :D
 

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Hey yeah, I got a C&R and an account with Century, coulda bought that and had y'all come over and shine it and shoot it! :right:
 

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I'll Bet Ya.....

... if he wasn't full of vodka before his little "oops", he was afterwards. I know I would have been. Well Scotch actually.:kinky:
 
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