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  • Thailand News

    Thailand heatwave causes car windows to explode

    Thailand’s scorching temperatures have led to an unusual phenomenon – exploding car windows, even when vehicles are parked in the shade. The issue sparked widespread discussion and debate among netizens, following viral images of a car with its driver’s side window shattered due to the intense heat. The advice circulating online suggests leaving car windows slightly open to allow hot…

  • Thailand News

    Blaze engulfs Sisaket building following gas cylinder explosions

    A commercial building in Sisaket province was engulfed in flames early this morning, following two explosive sounds suspected to be from gas cylinders. The blaze rapidly spread, causing chaos as firefighting teams rushed to extinguish the fire, which started at 4.10am near Luang Sumangkalaram Temple. Police officer Weerawich Sriponduan from the Sisaket City Police Station immediately attended the scene alongside…

  • Thailand News

    2 Thai workers killed, 1 injured in Taiwan aluminium plant explosion

    Two Thai workers lost their lives while another suffered a serious injury in an explosion at an aluminium plant in Taiwan, at the weekend. Officials from Kaohsiung City Fire Department in Taiwan told local news agencies that the explosion occurred at Juei Fang Aluminium Plant at around 8.23am, Saturday, March 23. Eight workers were injured in the incident, with one…

  • Thailand News

    South Thailand: Volunteer killed, four injured in Thai insurgent ambush

    In a tragic turn just days after peace negotiations resumed, a roadside explosion in the Janae district of Thailand’s Narathiwat province yesterday killed a defence volunteer and left four others with serious injuries. The volunteers, aboard an armoured pickup truck bound for the Chang Phuek Tambon Administrative Organisation, fell victim to insurgents’ treachery along Road 4217 in Ban Kumoong village.…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya motorcycle taxi rider dodges death with IED discovery on Beach Road

    A motorcycle taxi rider narrowly escaped death after discovering two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on a Beach Road in Pattaya. Fortunately, he escaped without a scratch when one of the bombs exploded. The 57 year old motorcycle taxi rider, Suwit Srijantuek, told Channel 7 that he stumbled upon the IEDs hidden in a traffic cone he routinely uses daily to safeguard his…

  • Road deaths

    Pattaya’s high-speed car crash triggers explosion and blackout

    Pattaya witnessed a catastrophic event last night at the entrance of Soi Chaiphonwithi 15, as a high-speed car crash triggered an explosion. This near-fatal incident took place around 11pm when a bronze Toyota pickup truck, bearing Bangkok number plates, slammed into a high-voltage electric pole. The impact ignited a fire, posing a severe threat to the surrounding area. Responding to…

  • Thailand News

    Explosion at fireworks factory in Thailand leaves 22 dead

    A devastating explosion at a fireworks factory resulted in 22 fatalities. The factory was still within its permit period. This tragic event has left a profound impact on a fifth-year secondary school student who lost both parents in the incident and is still in shock. Sitthisak Yaempraipirom, the district officer of Mueang Suphanburi, Suphanburi Province, revealed the developments in the…

  • Thailand News

    Midnight blaze turns golf course into ‘tee-rific’ inferno

    A midnight explosion echoed through Chachoengsao province, leading to a massive fire that razed a golf course warehouse, destroying five vehicles in the process. The incident unfolded at 12am today. Deputy Inspector Pak Jambairat of San Pudas Police Station, upon receiving the fire report, immediately rushed to the scene with the Chachoengsao fire-fighting unit and the San Pudas municipal fire…

  • Thailand News

    Thai man demands responsibility for explosion after fridge repair

    A Thai man demanded a home appliance manufacturer take responsibility for an explosion at his home after a technician came to repair a fridge. The Thai man, Rattapol Yotinupamai, shared the details of the explosion to his followers on Facebook on December 3. Rarrapol explained that he contracted a technician from the appliance company to fix a refrigerator at his…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok blaze: Chemical chaos erupts as factory fire sparks fears in industrial estate

    A chemical factory in Bangkok‘s eastern suburbs of Samut Prakan went up in flames, with explosions echoing within the Bang Pu Industrial Estate, raising concerns about the volatile chemicals stored within. Chaos erupted in the tranquil Bang Pu Industrial Estate in Samut Prakan province early yesterday morning, December 11. A chemical factory, stockpiled with ammonia, burst into flames, creating an…

  • Thailand News

    Chiang Mai: Explosion at longan plantation claims three lives

    Tragedy struck a longan plantation in Ban Chai Ngam village of Mae Waen subdistrict, Phrao district, Chiang Mai yesterday when an explosion claimed the lives of three workers. The incident occurred as they were making a flowering stimulant mixture, resulting in an immediate fatality for two female workers – one Thai and one from Myanmar. Another worker, a man from…

  • Thailand News

    Thai man killed in gas cylinder explosion during fire drill at sugar factory

    A fire instructor lost his life today in a gas cylinder explosion during a safety drill exercise at the Thai Identity Sugar Factory in the northern province of Uttaradit. Uttaradit Municipal Office authorities conducted the fire drill at the factory at around 9am today, November 22. According to the Uttaradit Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (UTT DDPM), the drill…

  • Thailand News

    Narathiwat explosion prompts 300 million baht lawsuit by 682 claimants

    Narathiwat witnessed a massive lawsuit filed by 682 individuals against two fireworks traders and a construction contractor, seeking damages of 300 million baht. The case stems from the disastrous warehouse explosion that occurred in Sungai Kolok district in July. This legal action, filed by 68 lawyers, was triggered by the catastrophic blast at a warehouse in tambon Muno, where fireworks…

  • Thailand News

    Artillery shell explosion in Kanchanaburi injures three during scrap metal sort

    A startling incident occurred in Kanchanaburi province when a large artillery shell exploded and injured three individuals. The blast happened as a couple who bought scrap metal were sorting through a bag, unaware of the explosive device hidden among the debris. The explosion also injured a 66 year old homeowner, leaving all three in shock and requiring immediate medical attention.…

  • Crime News

    3BB worker fatally injured by hidden explosive while repairing Internet line in Yala

    A 3BB worker tragically lost his life at Yala Hospital after stepping on a concealed explosive while working on an Internet signal line on Sunday. Police Lieutenant Colonel Asrun Hamu, an investigative officer at Yala Police Station, was alerted to the incident by locals who reported hearing an explosion near a former insurgent target area. The scene of the incident,…

  • Crime News

    Ankara explosion classified as terror attack leaves two police injured

    An explosion in Ankara, Turkey’s capital, left two police officers injured on the morning of today. The Interior Ministry of Turkey later classified the incident as a terrorist attack. The explosion occurred in the heart of Ankara, where state institutions, various ministries, and the Turkish parliament are located. The parliament was due to convene that day after a summer recess.…

  • Thailand News

    Fishy business: Tyre blowout flips lorry in east Thailand

    A lorry transporting fish suffered a tyre explosion in Rayong, causing the vehicle to flip and crash into a tree, seriously damaging the entire vehicle. The driver, 29 year old Sunthorn Yotdam, sustained injuries, while the fish, primarily tilapia numbering in the thousands, were scattered across the road, resulting in an estimated loss of no less than 100,000 baht. Police…

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    Factory explosion in Prachinburi sparks investigation into potential electric fault

    An electrical transformer exploded in a factory within the 304 Industrial Park, Prachinburi, causing a shockwave and towering plume of smoke. Officials promptly arrived at the scene to investigate the cause of the factory explosion, which occurred at 11.20am today. The factory under scrutiny belongs to Ratchakrit Phayak, the District Chief of Sri Maha Phot. The explosion sent a pillar…

  • Bangkok News

    Chemical tank explosion causes panic in Bangkok district

    A dramatic scene in Bangkok’s Bang Bon district this morning saw a chemical tank at Chalermchaicharn Co, a printing ink factory, suddenly erupt in an explosive burst. This chemical tank explosion incident, although unsettling, thankfully did not result in any significant injuries or fatalities. The explosion occurred around 9.52am at Soi Ekkachai 66/3 and 66/4, situated off Ekkachai Road. According to…

  • Thailand News

    Spark to action: Villagers shaken by Narathiwat firework explosion ignite legal action for justice

    In the aftermath of the catastrophic firework warehouse explosion that rocked a rural hamlet in Narathiwat’s Sungai Kolok district on July 29, a contingent of the beleaguered villagers from Muno have decided to take legal recourse. The devastating incident claimed the lives of 12 and left an alarming 389 casualties, with three schools reduced to ruins and a mind-numbing 682…

  • Thailand News

    Factory explosion near Bangkok leaves two workers injured due to faulty cutting tool

    An explosion at a factory has left two workers injured in Samut Prakan province near Bangkok. The incident occurred yesterday when a newly bought cutting tool malfunctioned. The device had been in use for only a few hours when it exploded, severely injuring the employees. The factory specialises in recycling old car air conditioners. The explosion happened around 5.30pm yesterday…

  • Thailand News

    Explosion in Yala and Sungai Kolok districts results in two injuries

    In an explosion that shook the districts of Sungai Kolok in Narathiwat and Mueang in Yala on Saturday night, Royal Thai Police (RTP) are currently on the hunt for the individuals behind the incident that left two innocent bystanders injured. The explosion in Sungai Kolok resulted in no causalities, whilst its counterpart in Yala left two innocent bystanders injured, reported…

  • Thailand News

    Thai fireworks depot owners surrender following fatal explosion investigation

    The owners of a recently annihilated fireworks depo in Narathiwat yesterday handed themselves over to the police. This revelation was announced by an on-scene informant who wished to remain unnamed. The owners, Sompong Napol and Piyanuch Puengwirawat, both 42, made their way back into Thai territory through the Sadao checkpoint connecting Thailand and Malaysia. This development came on the heels of…

  • Thailand News

    Prime minister fast-tracks aid for firework warehouse blast victims

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, along with Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda, toured the site of a devastating fireworks warehouse explosion in Narathiwat yesterday. The visit aimed to expedite the rehabilitation process for victims and address housing issues caused by the unfortunate incident. Chan-o-cha journeyed to Muno, a village in Sungai Kolok district, to evaluate first-hand the circumstances of those affected by…

  • Thailand News

    Fatal fireworks explosion in Narathiwat linked to local smuggling network

    Narathiwat witnessed a tragic incident recently as a fireworks storehouse exploded. The owners of the premises, a couple, Sompong Nakul and Piyanuch Peungwirawat, both 42 years old, are believed to have fled to Malaysia, according to the local police following the unfortunate fireworks explosion. There are also reports that their trade has connections with significant figures in the southern Thai…

  • Thailand News

    MFP MP blames corrupt cops for firework warehouse explosion in southern Thailand

    Move Forward Party (MFP) MP Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn accused corrupt cops for the explosion of a firework warehouse in the southern province of Narathiwas. As a result of the ongoing investigation, four police officers have been transferred. The explosion at the firework warehouse in Muno Market in the Sungai Kolok district of Narathiwas province occurred on Saturday, July 29. The warehouse…

  • Thailand News

    Fireworks investigation: Extra tonne discovered near Thai explosion site, increasing fears

    In a shocking event, officials uncovered an additional 1 tonne of fireworks hidden in a building just 150 metres away from a previous explosion site that took the lives of 12 people. The find, which has left residents in fear of repeat incidents, marked a dramatic expansion of an ongoing fireworks investigation inquiry that had already resulted in yesterday’s arrest…

  • South Thailand News

    Firework warehouse explosion kills 12, damages 292 homes

    In the Sungai Kolok district of the Deep South province of Narathiwat, a devastating explosion in a firework warehouse claimed 12 lives and injured another 121 injuries yesterday. The explosion also resulted in significant damage to the surrounding area with 292 houses reported to be damaged or entirely obliterated, as announced by the provincial public relations office on their Facebook…

  • Chiang Mai News

    Fireworks factory explosion triggers panic in tranquil Chiang Mai community (video)

    A thunderous explosion rocked all tranquillity when a fireworks factory exploded, sending tremors of shock through a Chiang Mai community and engulfing the plant in billowing fire and smoke. The emergency response was put into swift action around midday today. The incident occurred in the sub-district of San Pu Leui, located in the Doi Saket district. The intense noise and…

  • World News

    Explosion rocks Johannesburg: 41 injured, cars tossed as main road ruptures in suspected gas blast

    Johannesburg yesterday was shaken by an explosion, disrupting a central part of the city located in the northern region of South Africa. The blast caused a significant rupture on a main tarmac road, and several vehicles, including a mini-bus, were hurled by the blast’s force. A reported 41 people were injured due to the incident. Emergency services initially suggested that…

  • World News

    Hotpot dinner explosion triggers safety warnings over gas canister use

    In a shocking turn of events, a hotpot gathering came to an abrupt halt when a gas canister exploded, causing panic among a group of four Vietnamese men. Miraculously, despite the mayhem, no severe injuries were reported. The terrifying incident was captured on camera and posted on TikTok, rapidly spreading across social media platforms in both Thailand and Vietnam, attracting…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok demands 16.5 million baht fire extinguisher overhaul to promote fire safety after fatality

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) reported that almost 10,000 firewall safety units across 50 districts in Bangkok are in dire need of replacement. The fire safety inspections were ordered after a fatal incident at Rajavinit Mathayom School where a student lost his life and 10 other individuals sustained injuries due to an exploding fire extinguisher during an emergency procedure on…

  • Bangkok News

    Firefighters mourn student: A heartfelt tribute to a life cut short by extinguisher explosion

    A poignant ceremony was held at 7.30am today at the Sunthornthammathan Temple or Kaenangleung Temple in Bangkok. Four firefighters paid their respects to a student in Year 12 who tragically died when a fire extinguisher exploded on school premises. The firefighters came to the temple to ignite the funeral pyre, dedicating their merits to him. The men visibly displaying their sadness…

  • Thailand News

    Fire drill tragedy sparks aid: Bangkok education ministry offers financial support to grieving family

    Following the tragic death of an 18-year-old student at a school in Bangkok last Friday, the Education Ministry revealed it will provide financial assistance to the victim’s family. The boy died during a fire drill activity intended to ensure school safety when a fire extinguisher exploded. Atthapol Sangkhawasi, the permanent secretary for education, along with Niyom Phaisopha, director-general of Bangkok…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok freezes fire drills after fatal school mishap, calls for rigorous reform

    The Governor of Bangkok, Chadchart Sittipunt, appealed for extensive reform of disaster prevention and mitigation systems in the wake of a lethal explosion that occurred during a fire drill at a local school. Fire evacuation exercises throughout the city will remain suspended while safety checks on fire-fighting apparatus are carried out. This update in policy comes in the aftermath of…

  • Bangkok News

    Fatal gas cylinder explosion kills student during fire drill in Bangkok

    A terrifying gas cylinder explosion at a school in Bangkok’s Nang Loeng area during a fire drill resulted in a student’s death and the injury of several others. Despite swift medical assistance from teachers and fellow students, the severity of the event led to tragic consequences. The local authorities were alerted about the incident by the school’s security staff. The…

  • World News

    Explosion at Paris fashion school injures 37, cause under investigation

    An explosion and subsequent fire occurred in central Paris’ 5th district at a building housing the Paris American Academy, a private fashion school, resulting in at least 37 people injured, with four in critical condition. Authorities are investigating the possibility of a gas leak as the cause of the explosion and are searching for at least two missing people. The…