Kingkaew shoe factory fire costs at least 100 million baht in damages

A fire, which broke out at a shoe factory on the outskirts of Bangkok since Tuesday night, has caused more than 100 million baht worth of damage, firefighters told reporters.

More than 20 firetrucks were dispatched to the Wattana Footwear factory located in Soi King Kaew in Samut Prakan province near Suvarnabhumi airport. 

The fire has been reportedly brought under control. No injuries or fatalities have been reported.

According to officials, the source of the fire was a short circuit, and the flames caused at least 100 million baht in damage to buildings, shoe-making equipment, and machinery.

People who reside near the plant were urged to keep a safe distance in order to avoid chemical inhalation.

Previously in July, a massive explosion occurred in the Taiwanese company Ming Dih Chemical’s plant, also located in this area, killing one fireman and injuring dozens of others.

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