Bungfai Rocket Festival organizers was charged by the Police with manslaughter after an accident in which a 500 kg rocket exploded in Tambon Kham Yai killing 3 villagers and injuring several others.

The fateful bungfai was prepared for lighting at another event in Roi Et's Panom Prai district, but the organizers didn't allow it because the bungfai's tail was not centered and thus substandard. Its owners applied to launch it at the Kham Yai event instead, leading to the tragedy.