A fresh explosion triggered by re-ignited blaze injured an unclear number of firefighters Tuesday afternoon at a Thai chemical factory outside the Thai capital of Bangkok, local police confirmed, APA reports citing Xinhua.
The new blast occurred at around 5 p.m. local time, sending black plumes of smoke into the air and injuring several firefighters working at the site, but the exact number remained unavailable, the police said.
An explosion and ensuing fire on Monday at the plastic pellet factory killed one firefighter and injured dozens of others. Residents in the area have been evacuated, but firefighters remained at the site, trying to prevent the highly flammable styrene monomer stored in the factory from re-igniting.
Firefighters have managed to put the re-ignited fire under control so far.