Skip to comments.Explosions, Fire At Thai Petrochemical Plant Kill 12
Posted on 05/07/2012 12:19:11 PM PDT by robowombat
BANGKOK (AP) -- Officials say explosions and a fire at one of the world's largest petrochemical industrial estates have killed 12 people and injured more than 100 others in eastern Thailand.
The blasts Saturday forced the evacuation of more than 1,000 people living near Map Ta Phut industrial estate, Thailand's largest industrial park. The park is in Rayong province, 180 kilometers (110 miles) southeast of Bangkok.
Rayong Gov. Seni Jittakasem says authorities are investigating the cause of the explosions, which occurred when workers were cleaning a chemical tank at a Bangkok Synthetics plant, a synthetic rubber manufacturer.
He said Sunday all evacuees had returned home. Most of the dead were workers at the plant
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I’ve been to Map Tha Put. I had a job offer there about fifteen years ago.
So? MapTa Phut is 20 miles from my house.