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Blast near Bangkok airport: What you need to know

Picture courtesy: The Indian Express

1. An explosion at a factory on the outskirts of Bangkok early Monday shook the airport terminal serving Thailand's capital and led to the evacuation of residents from the area.

2. The fire broke out early in the morning at a foam and plastic pallet manufacturing company near Suvarnabhumi airport.

3. Firefighters were still working to contain the blaze hours later. The orders to evacuate the area were issued amid fears that thousands of liters of leaking chemicals may cause more explosions.

4. No immediate news regarding the loss of anyone or damage from fire is being reported so far.

5. Airport officials said no flights have been cancelled.

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