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avatar Airbed Explosion Reported
July 19, 2009 08:29AM
Story that might be of interest to those that relish the comfort of an airbed while camping:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/07/16/2627129.htm

Man fixing airbed blows up apartment
Posted Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:26am AEST
Updated Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:27am AEST
A German man has blown up his apartment while trying to fix his leaky air mattress, his city's fire brigade said.
The man, 45, from Duesseldorf in Germany's west, used tyre-repair solvent to plug a hole in his airbed and left it overnight.
It blew up when he went to inflate it the next day.
"A spark from the electric air pump ignited it," a fire brigade spokesman said.
The blast pushed his living-room wall into the building's stairwell and caused extensive damage to walls, windows and furniture.....



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