Fire Extinguisher Explodes at Airport, Killing One

PHOTO: The Nation

2/7/19

The Thaiger

The Airport Rail Link has issued an announcement confirming that one person has died while another has sustained serious injuries and another three sustaining minor injuries in a chemical tank accident this afternoon.

A fire extinguisher exploded in a service zone inside Suvarnabhumi Airport, killing one person and injuring four others.

The Airport Rail Link statement confirmed that at 1.20pm workers were checking fire extinguishers for regular maintenance at the airport link’s Suvarnabhumi Station.

Police say staff were replacing the cylinder when it fell down from its position due to an insecure valve, and caused the fatal blast.

“We have received reports of casualties,” Provincial Police Region 1 chief Pol Lt-General Ampol Buarabporn said.

The blast scene was cordoned off. There is no report of the incident affecting the airport’s operations.

 

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