I spent one NYE in Pattaya and vowed never again purely because of people setting fireworks off in the streets. Not much more to say really. The assumption would be that alcohol was involved at some point due to the location of the fatality. Even if it wasn't, setting something off in a public area, especially that sort of size, is not going to end in happiness and smiles. I'd welcome a ban on all fireworks unless in organized events and at set times. So would my dogs!