Eight bodies found after oil tank fire in Samut Songkhram, search continues for one missing man

Mae Klong River in Samut Songkhram

Mae Klong River in Samut Songkhram. Photo: Tevaprapas.

Rescue teams recovered five out of six bodies found on Wednesday in the Mae Klong River, bringing the confirmed death toll in the oil tanker fire and explosion to eight. One is still missing.

Dozens of rescue workers, including divers equipped with underwater scanners, and jet skiers resumed the search within a 100-metre radius of the oil tanker, which caught fire and exploded yesterday morning (Tuesday) in the Ruam Mitr Dockyard in Mueang district of Samut Songkhram province.

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By Thai PBS World

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