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Chemical fire extinguisher leak kills 8 in Thai bank

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DEADLY LEAK. Fire suppression chemicals were accidentally released at the Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) building in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo by Narong Sangnak/EPA
Initial autopsy results show the victims suffocated due to lack of oxygen

BANGKOK, Thailand (Mar. 14, 2016) — Eight people died and 7 were injured when they accidentally triggered a fire extinguisher system inside the vault of a major Thai bank and released a suffocating cloud of chemicals, officials said Monday, March 14.

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60 hospitalized after boat engine explosion in Bangkok

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The director of the company running the service says he does not know the explosion’s cause and adds that he had been using gas-powered engines for 8 years

BANGKOK, Thailand (Mar. 5, 2016) — 60 people were hospitalized Saturday, March 5, mostly for burns, after the engine on a Bangkok commuter boat exploded and sent passengers leaping to a nearby pier or into the water, officials and reports said.

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Omani man tests positive for MERS in Thailand

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The 71-year-old arrived in Thailand on Friday with a fever which doctors in Oman could not treat

BANGKOK, Thailand (Jan. 24, 2016) — Thai health officials are trying to trace dozens of people who may have come into contact with an elderly Omani man who tested positive for Middle East Continue reading Omani man tests positive for MERS in Thailand