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Cardboard packaging factory in Ayutthaya burns down

Apr 29. 2019
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By The Nation

A cardboard packaging factory in Ayutthaya’s Wang Noi district was burned to the ground in a massive fire early Monday, police said.

The Wang Noi police station was alerted at 2am that fire had broken up at the factory of Top Gold Products and Packaging on Phaholyothin Road in Tambon Sanab Theub.

More than 20 fire engines from Ayutthaya and Saraburi battled the flames until dawn but were unable to save the building, which collapsed.

No one was injured in the fire and some 80 workers residing in the living quarters behind the factor were safely evacuated.

Factory owner Chanatthapon Kleepputthinart, 52, said the fire started in the middle of the factory where a paper cutting machine was located.

He said the fire might have been due to a short circuit but that the cause remained to be investigated.

Damage was estimated at between Bt40 million and Bt50 million.

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