Explosion at factory in Wichit alarms residents

Wichit –

An explosion at a factory in Wichit, sub-district, Mueang Phuket district alarmed residents.

Residents heard a loud explosion in Baan Ao Makham before black smoke came up to the sky. The Wichit firefighters were notified of the fire at 3:30 P.M. this afternoon (October 14th) at an industrial factory.

Wichit firefighters and police arrived at the factory with fire engines before the fire was quickly under control. The black smoke quickly disappeared. The fire did not spread out in a wider area.

The Wichit Police told the Phuket Express no injuries were reported. The cause of the explosion was from a blast furnace oven inside the factory that clogged up and over heated.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.