Fire of an oil tanker in the middle of the Chao Phraya River, Phra Samut Chedi district of Samut Prakan

Oil tanker explodes at mouth of Chao Phraya river, 1 dead

SAMUT PRAKAN: An oil tanker exploded and caught fire on Sunday at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River in Phra Samut Chedi district, killing one crew member and injuring another.

The Boonwipa Rescue Volunteer unit reported the explosion of tanker Ampar 8 at 1.50pm while the ship was sailing past Phra Chulachomklao Fort of the Royal Thai Navy on its way to Bangkok.

Full story: Bangkok Post


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