Thailand Full Moon Party fireworks injure partygoers

Revellers who attended a popular New Year's Eve celebration in Thailand have described the panic as fireworks shot into the crowd, burning partygoers.

Numerous people, including Kiwis, suffered burns at the famous Full Moon Party on the southeastern island of Koh Pha Ngan.

A sign reading "Happy New Year 2017" was rigged with pyrotechnics, and videos posted online show the fireworks raining down onto the crowd of thousands.

Dunedin man Jake Hansen posted a video to Facebook of the "absolutely crazy night". Shouts of joy can be heard turning into screams of pain as people fall to the ground.

"Few burns but everyone is ok, only one way to describe last night… An amazing experience," Mr Hansen wrote.

Lucy Coyle said on Twitter that she was "covered head to toe" in small burns after being hit.

Jess Blakemore, from Brisbane, said she had "battle wounds" to remind her of the night. "Was terrifying but thank god we survived," she said on Facebook.

Police played down the reports of multiple injuries, with Koh Pha Ngan's police chief Colonel Somchai Noppasri telling AFP: "One female tourist aged around 30 was slightly injured, she got treated and went away."