A fire and an explosion were still reported at the #MingDih factory in Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan, around 11am. #BangkokPost #Thailand #factoryinferno— Bangkok Post (@BangkokPostNews) July 5, 2021
📹 Rescue foundations pic.twitter.com/90aXZWfElu
The 32-year-old factory makes expandable polystyrene foam. According to the department of industrial works, styrene monomer, a base chemical needed to make foam, is highly flammable and polystyrene releases toxic chemicals when heated.
firefighters are concerned about potential new explosions due to the presence of 20,000 litres of highly flammable chemicals and are struggling to bring the blaze under control.
Meanwhile, "Azerbaijan says 'mud volcano' caused Caspian Sea explosion":
Azerbaijan is known as the “Land of Fire” because of its subterranean oil and natural gas reserves. The explorer Marco Polo wrote about the fires – caused by the burning gas – in the 13th century.
Что-то горит в Каспийском море. Видео сделано с набережной в Баку pic.twitter.com/VJ6lGb9qQI— Артем (@A_Yuzhakov) July 4, 2021