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Helicopters fight flames from Bang Phli factory blast


Two KA-32 helicopters were still battling flames from an explosion at a foam factory in Samut Prakan’s Bang Phli district on Monday afternoon. The fire took hold after a blast tore through the factory at around 2.50am.

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