Ambulance explodes just before patient is loaded


An ambulance exploded in front of a Central Thailand hospital just moments before a patient was being moved into the vehicle. Fortunately, no one was injured and the medical team moved the patient away from the scene in time. But Thai media says if the explosion happened just seconds later, it would’ve been a different story.

The driver had just refilled the oxygen tank and parked in front of the heart disease building at the Chaophraya Yommarat Hospital in the Suphan Buri province, just north west of Bangkok, to pick up the patient. The ambulance suddenly caught fire, black smoke filled the area and people quickly fled the scene. Local emergency responders and police were able to put out the fire within 15 minutes.

Officials say the oxygen tank may have been overfilled, causing the explosion, but they are still investigating.

SOURCE: Thai Residents

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Caitlin Ashworth

Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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