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WATCH: €7,000 of fireworks let off all at once... by accident

Residents of of Oban in Scotland thought their town’s display was the best ever, until it ended after just 50 seconds.

Image: TheObanTimes via YouTube

FIREWORKS DISPLAYS ARE designed to go with a bang, but this one made more of an impression than most.

The audience at a Bonfire Night event in Oban, Scotland, were looking forward to a twenty-minute display. But things ended prematurely when all €7,000 worth of fireworks went off at once – meaning the event was over in just 50 seconds.

Local councillor Roddy McCuish told the BBC: “When I did announce ‘that was it’, people thought I was joking. The operative explained to me there had been a terrible malfunction.”

Happily, local residents were good-humoured about the blunder, which was blamed on an electronic timing fault. One told the Scotsman: “It was the best fireworks display I have ever seen, despite its brevity.”

Watch a video of the fireworks fiasco here:

Video: The Oban Times

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