Workers extinguish a plastic factory after an explosion in Samut Prakan, on July 5, 2021. Photo: Reuters
Workers extinguish a plastic factory after an explosion in Samut Prakan, on July 5, 2021. Photo: Reuters
Thailand

Thailand evacuates 500 people over fears of toxic fumes from factory blast

  • The deadly explosion at a chemical plant near Bangkok blew out windows of surrounding homes and sent debris raining from the air
  • Styrene monomer, a hazardous liquid chemical used in the production of disposable foam plates and other items, can produce poisonous fumes when ignited

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Workers extinguish a plastic factory after an explosion in Samut Prakan, on July 5, 2021. Photo: Reuters
Workers extinguish a plastic factory after an explosion in Samut Prakan, on July 5, 2021. Photo: Reuters
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