Three people died and another 28 suffered injures Thursday afternoon when a natural gas pipeline in an eastern suburb of Bangkok, Thailand, exploded.
The gas transmission pipeline, owned by Thai PTT, supplied natural gas to a factory in Thailand’s Samut Prakan, a province on the Gulf of Thailand just south of Bangkok. The explosion happened shortly before 1 p.m.
One fatality, a villager living near the blast, died on the scene, local media report. Of the 30 people transported to hospitals, two later died.
The blast damaged 10 homes and at least 20 motor vehicles. Smoke and flames from the blast rose many meters into the air.
Gas feeding into the pipeline was shut off, eventually killing the flames. Gas was subsequently restored to industrial customers.