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VIDEOS: 20 injured in Thai chemical factory explosion near Bangkok

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According to authorities, at least 20 people were injured on Monday during an explosion and subsequent fire at a chemical factory near Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The strong explosion occurred around 3 a.m. in the plastic foam producing factory in the Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan, causing a massive fire, according to a local media report cited by Xinhua.

The explosion is thought to have been caused by 20 tonnes of chemical substances stored in the plant.

The blast injured at least 20 factory workers as well as residents, and it severely damaged ten factories and a residential area nearby.

All residents and businesses within a 5-kilometer radius of the plant have been ordered to evacuate.

The fire has been mostly extinguished, but officials have yet to determine the cause of the explosion and the extent of the damage.




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