Man Is Killed In front of his fiancee as firework he was trying to light explodes in his face (Photos/Video)

A British man was killed on the stroke of midnight in Thailand after a firework exploded in his face.

Gary McLaren, 50, died while ringing in the New Year with his Thai fiancee and friends in the party resort of Pattaya, eastern Thailand, on December 31.

Mr McLaren, who was originally from Corby, Northamptonshire, had been partying at the Miami A Go Go bar before stepping outside and trying to light a 50cm cardboard tube packed with fireworks.