In a devastating incident, a fireworks warehouse explosion rocked Narathiwat, a province in southern Thailand, resulting in the loss of at least 10 lives and leaving more than 100 people injured. The catastrophic blast, which occurred in the afternoon, wreaked havoc on the surrounding area, destroying approximately 10 houses and causing partial damage to around 100 houses in a bustling market near the Malaysian border.
Government officials, led by Deputy Government Spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek, have been working tirelessly to assess the extent of the damage and provide assistance to those affected by the tragedy. According to the local Public Relations Department, the death toll stands at 10, while a staggering 118 individuals have been injured as a result of the explosion. Among the injured, 14 people are reported to be in critical condition and are receiving urgent medical attention in nearby hospitals.
Emergency response teams have managed to bring the fire under control, but the situation remains tense as they continue their search for any potential survivors or victims trapped beneath the debris. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has promptly issued instructions for relevant agencies to extend their full support to the injured and all those affected by this heart-wrenching incident.
As investigations into the cause of the explosion unfold, authorities are grappling with the magnitude of the disaster and its impact on the local community. The incident serves as a grim reminder of the potential dangers associated with fireworks storage and raises concerns about safety protocols in such facilities.
The entire nation stands in mourning for the lives lost and extends heartfelt sympathies to the families and loved ones affected by this tragic event. The Thai government remains committed to providing all necessary aid and assistance to help the community recover and heal in the wake of this calamity.