|Type of Event:||Other - Industrial accident|
|Location of Event:||Thailand|
|Date of Charter Activation:||2021-07-06|
|Time of Charter Activation:||17:32|
|Time zone of Charter Activation:||UTC+07:00|
|Charter Requestor:||UNITAR on behalf of UNOCHA|
An explosion occurred about 03:00 am on 5 July 2021 at the Ming Dih Chemical factory, a factory producing plastic foam and plastic pellets, in Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan province, the outskirts of Thailand's capital.
It was followed by a massive fire that engulfed the entire factory and caused extensive damage to buildings and houses within a one-kilometer radius.
The explosion was felt as far as five kilometers from the factory site and a large cloud of black smoke could be seen from Bangkok.
The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department and Bang Phli district office ordered the urgent evacuation of all people within a five-kilometer radius.
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