People shooting guns in the air in celebration forget that what goes up eventually comes down. In Nongprue, a 9mm bullet hit a 2-year-old girl in the knee when it returned to earth.
Krok Virachon, 31, called police after his tot suffered a piercing blow from a bullet that tore through the roof of his Moo 11 home 13. The handgun shell was lying nearby.
Krok Virachon shows where a mystery bullet (inset) crashed through the roof of his house and hit his 2-year-old daughter.
He said the family was having lunch when he heard the bullet hit the roof, followed by a cry of pain from his daughter.
Worldwide statistics show that 32 percent of people hit by falling bullets are killed, compared with a maximum of 6 percent for other gunshot wounds. The practice is common in Thailand and South Asia on holidays and special occasions. Five people were killed in Bangkok in 2007 after people shot guns in the air after the Iraq-Vietnam Asian Cup football match.