Explosion at Thai PTT gas line kills three, injures 28

The charred remains of houses and cars can also be seen

  
Fire fighters extinguish a house near the site of explosions on a Thai PTT PCL gas transmission line in Samut Prakan province, Thailand, October 22, 2020. Daily News via REUTERS

Fire fighters extinguish a house near the site of explosions on a Thai PTT PCL gas transmission line in Samut Prakan province, Thailand, October 22, 2020. Daily News via REUTERS

BANGKOK- Three people were killed and 28 injured on Thursday in an explosion on a Thai PTT PCL gas transmission line in Samut Prakan province, southeast of Bangkok, the company said.

"PTT joined local rescue teams to bring the wounded to the hospital" PTT said in a statement.

Video from the scene showed flames leaping dozens of metres into the air and a large cloud of smoke hanging high above the facility.

The charred remains of houses and cars can also be seen.

PTT said that the fire had been brought under control and that gas going into that pipeline had been stopped.

Gas supplies had been restored for industrial customers and power plants, company official Chokchai Thanamethee told reporters.

(Reporting by Chayut Setboonsarng; Writing by Matthew Tostevin; Editing by Martin Petty) ((matthew.tostevin@thomsonreuters.com; +66 2 648 9777; Reuters Messaging: matthew.tostevin.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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