BANGKOK, Thailand, May 25 (NNN-TNA) – An explosion and fire erupted in containers, on board of a ship in eastern Thailand’s Laem Chabang sea port today (Saturday), injuring at least 25 people, reports said.
The explosion occurred on a container ship this morning and at least 25 workers were taken to hospital, according to reports. Local residents were evacuated, as some of the containers on fire contained hazardous chemicals.
No fatalities have been reported yet.
People were advised to wear masks in the area.
Chon Buri Province, where the explosion happened, has been declared red zone, reports said.
Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, has instructed the Interior Ministry and relevant bodies to control the fire and help those affected.
An urgent investigation is underway to determine the content of the container and the cause of the explosion.
Situated in the country’s eastern seaboard, the Laem Chabang Port is a deep-sea port built for the transportation of international cargo.– NNN-TNA