At least 17 people have been killed in an explosion at a fireworks factory in central Thailand.
The incident took place in a remote area in the province of Suphan Buri, about 120km (74 miles) north of the capital Bangkok, police said.
The incident occurred in the afternoon in Suphan Buri province about 120 km (74.56 miles) north of Bangkok, police said, according to a video shared with media of Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin being briefed by telephone.
ฝากท่านผู้ว่าฯสุพรรณบุรีช่วยเหลือทันที และขอแสดงความเสียใจกับครอบครัวและญาติผู้เสียชีวิตด้วยครับ https://t.co/CZynRJZRjo
— Srettha Thavisin (@Thavisin) January 17, 2024
The provincial governor told the Reuters news agency that no survivors had yet been found.
Srettha expressed his condolences and issued an order to help the victims and families of the deceased.
One worker was killed in an accident at the factory in November 2022.
More to come…