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Bangkok boat explosion injures 60

07 March 2016

Sixty people were hospitalised on March 5 after the engine on a Bangkok commuter boat exploded. The crowded boat was ferrying passengers on the Saen Saeb canal, a major waterway in the eastern outskirts of the Thai capital when the blast happened, causing burn injuries for the most part, and causing many to jump into the water.

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Bangkok police commissioner Sanit Mahathavorn said two passengers were seriously hurt by flying debris from the explosion, which shook the wooden boat but largely left its hull intact. An initial police investigation suggested the combustion was caused by a fuel leak onboard, he said.

The director of Family Transport, a private company that runs the boat service, told local media he had suspended twenty-five boats that run on liquefied natural gas while the investigation was ongoing.


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