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22 Oct 2020 | 09:02 AM UTC

Thailand: Pipeline explosion kills at least two in Bang Bo district (Samut Prakan province) October 22

Thailand News Alert

Pipeline explosion kills at least two, injures dozens in Bang Bo district (Samut Prakan province) October 22; associated transportation disruptions expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/22/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/25/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Bangkok). COUNTRY/REGION Bang Bo, Samut Prakan

Event

A gas pipeline explosion in the Bang Bo district of Samut Prakan province on Thursday, October 22, killed at least two people and injured more than two dozen others. The resulting fire burned multiple vehicles and structures in the area and was reportedly under control as of 15:15 local time. The cause of the explosion, which occurred near the Preng police station, remains unclear and officials have begun an investigation into the incident. 

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be expected around the blast site over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation and anticipate business and service disruptions in the vicinity of the explosion.

 

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