Major fire on KMTC container ship in Thailand, chemical leak, 20 people hospitalized

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Fire erupted in containers on board of container ship KMTC HONGKONG berthed at Laem Chabang, Thailand, at around 0600 LT (UTC +7) May 24. Some or all containers on fire are containers with hazardous chemicals, at least 20 people were taken to nearby hospitals for chemical poisoning and burns treatment. People are advised not to breath without masks in the area. Chemical substance is in form of droplets, with burning sensation when hitting skin.

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