Father-to-be in New York dies after device meant for gender reveal party explodes

A 28-year-old man died after a device meant to be used at a gender reveal party exploded, according to New York State Police.

Police responded to a report of an explosion just before noon on Sunday. Christopher Pekny, of Liberty, New York, was building the device that exploded. He was the father-to-be, volgens die polisie.
Pekny’s 27-year-old brother, Michael Pekny, was injured and taken to a nearby hospital, staatspolisie gesê.
Police did not give further information on what kind of device it was, except that it was not intended to harm others.
    Vroeër vandeesmaand, a Michigan man died after a small cannon exploded at a baby shower, polisie gesê. While the cannon was not directly related to the baby’s gender, it was fired tocelebrate the baby’s pending arrival,” Michigan State Police said in a statement.
    This most recent death follows in the line of other gender reveals gone bad, insluitend a 2020 wildfire in Southern California en a plane crash in Texas.
      After last year’s wildfire, the blogger Jenna Karvunidiswho is largely credited for creating the gender reveal partytook to Facebook to condemn the over-the-top events.
      “Hou op om hierdie dom partytjies te hou. Vir die liefde van God, hou op om dinge af te brand om almal van die kind se penis te vertel. No one cares but you,” sy het geskryf.

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