Concerned that the flames could spread to chemical tanks at the factory, authorities have ordered residents in a 5-kilometre radius of the blast site to evacuate.
No deaths have been reported from the accident so far, though 20 people – 15 locals and five officials – have sustained injuries. Flights at Suvarnabhumi Airport, which lies within the 5km evacuation zone, are reportedly operating as normal.
Published : July 05, 2021
By : The Nation