Chemical plant fire near Bangkok continues to burn, 5km evacuation radius still in force

Samut Prakan provincial administration has posted on its Facebook page to confirm that the evacuation zone remains within a 5km radius of the chemical factory, which caught fire early Monday morning.

Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) also posted on Twitter asking the public only to follow official announcements issued by the governor’s office.

Meanwhile, Samut Prakarn’s governor, Wanchai Kongkasem,said that, while they have been able to contain the fire, no one,except emergency services, is being allowed with a 5km radius of the plant, citing the danger which is still present.

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