The incident occurred on Monday morning in a factory of the Ming Dih Chemical Co group, near the airport of the capital, leaving at least 27 injured.

An explosion occurred at a plastics factory near Bangkok early Monday morning, killing at least one and injuring 27 people, authorities said, as rescuers continued early afternoon to evacuate the residents for fear of a new detonation.

The outbreak occurred around 3 a.m. local time (8 p.m. GMT Sunday) at the premises of a factory owned by the Taiwanese group Ming Dih Chemical Co, located near the capital’s international airport. Thai. AT?? by midday, a large plume of black smoke continued to rise from the site, and was visible from downtown Bangkok, about 35 kilometers away.

“We have 27 injured, mostly suffering from cuts, and one death among the firefighters,” said Somsak Kaewsena, the chief of the Bang Pli district where the plant is located. So far, around 500 residents have been evacuated to two shelters, he added.

“We have ordered (the residents) to move away at least 500 meters from the site because we do not know if there is anything left that could explode”, told the ‘AFP Police Lieutenant General Ampon Buarubporn.

“We have to wait until the fire is under control” to assess the damage, he added. He said the cause of the explosion was still unknown.

AT?? At noon, some elderly residents in wheelchairs were evacuated to a school about 9 kilometers from the site of the explosion. Rescuers scoured the neighborhood in their emergency vans, over-loudspeakers asking thousands of residents to leave for their safety.

the 07/05/2021 at 10:58

There are times when I have the impression of reading the ex “bone marrow” of Francis Blanche and Pierre Dac. It was the 60s ….

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