The owner of a Chinatown hair salon now has a much bigger problem than the pests she was trying to rid her business of. During her attempt to bug bomb her establishment, she wound up actually bombing the entire building; it would eventually collapse and injure twelve people.
According to authorities, the combination of 20 or so Decon bug bombs and Raid fumigating foggers were not used correctly. A possible leak of natural gas certainly didn't help, either. According to the Associated Press, the woman used an additional two dozen canisters on Thursday, but forgot to turn a pilot light off.
Three people were taken to the hospital in serious condition, and four firefighters were among the others who suffered injuries including burns. One man, who had lost conciousness, had to be rescued from a window on the third floor.
The American Red Cross offered emergency housing to 28 adults and three children who were left homeless by the building's collapse.
[via Associated Press, Wall Street Journal and Gawker]