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25 May 2019 | 04:16 PM UTC

Thailand: Fire at Laem Chabang port leaves over 130 hospitalized May 25

Thailand News Alert

Fire at Laem Chabang port prompts over 130 people to seek hospital care May 25; three piers temporarily closed and fire contained

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Bangkok). COUNTRY/REGION Laem Chabang (Chonburi province)

Event

A fire at the port in Laem Chabang (Chonburi province) prompted over 130 people to seek hospital care on Saturday, May 25, reporting eye and throat irritation and a burning sensation on the skin. The fire reportedly ignited in a cargo load containing calcium hypochlorite and has since been brought under control. Authorities temporarily closed three piers at the port and evacuated workers from the area due to the blaze and smoke; it was not immediately reported when normal port operations would resume. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Localized disruptions to traffic and commerce are possible near the Laem Chabang port over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Laem Chabang are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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