Khon Kaen, Thailand — In this land before time, dinosaurs ruled the earth. Not only did they go extinct, but today saw the added indignity of one consumed by flames during a forced relocation.
A torrent of fire burst from the long neck of the Brachiosaurus-alike on Khon Kaen’s Srichan Road while it was being relocated to a new city landmark called Bueng Nong Kot.
Local rescue workers and firefighters tried in vain to spare it from the flames, but alas they were unsuccessful. They blamed it on sparks caused by the saw used to cut its neck to fit under a bridge, which were fanned by a heavy wind.