Fire put out at shoe factory in Samut Prakan, inspection for chemical residues underway

Fire broke out at a footwear factory in Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan on Tuesday night, causing damage estimated at over Bt100 million. An inspection on chemical residues is underway….

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Two girls told by mother to go to orphanage as they watch her die of COVID at home

Two girls, aged 7 and 9, who later tested positive for COVID-19, were rescued from their home in Samut Prakan’s Bang Phli district yesterday (Monday), after watching their mother die…

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Chemicals being used to prevent more fires at Samut Prakan chemical factory

Two chemicals are being used to prevent more fires at the Ming Dih Chemical factory, in Thailand’s Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan, according to the Department of Pollution Control…

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Samut Prakan’s city planning allows residential areas close to factories

The fire at a chemical factory in Thailand’s Samut Prakan province raises a lot of questions about city planning and, in particular, about laws on industrial facilities. An expert says…

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High levels of styrene found within 1km radius of chemical factory, avoidance recommended

A high level of styrene, a synthetic chemical used extensively in the manufacture of plastics, has been found in a 1km radius of the Ming Dih Chemical Company in Samut…

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Chemical factory fire in Thailand’s Samut Prakan under control

Firemen succeeded in controlling the fire at the Ming Dih Company’s chemical factory in Samut Prakan province in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday). It took about 25 hours…

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Suvarnabhumi Airport remains open, despite clouds of black smoke over parts of it

Bangkok’s main international airport, Suvarnabhumi, remains open as normal with planes landing and taking off as usual, said Deputy Director of Suvarnabhumi Airport Kittiya Kontong today (Monday). A huge plume of black smoke, billowing from a…

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NACC forms five panels to probe controversial ‘fancy’ lamp post project in Samut Prakan

Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has agreed to establish five panels to investigate the installation and maintenance of decorative lamp posts, in Racha Thewa sub-district, in Bang Phli district of…

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720 more “fancy” lamp posts worth 68 million Baht approved for Samut Prakan

Despite widespread public criticism of inappropriate spending and alleged over-pricing, the Racha Thewa Tambon Administration Organization (TAO) Council, in Bang Phli district of Thailand’s Samut Prakan province, has decided to…

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(Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

3,682 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths recorded in Thailand on Sunday

Thailand recorded 3,682 new COVID-19 cases and 20 more deaths in the 24 hours to 7.30am today (Sunday), according to the COVID-19 Data Centre. The new infections include 578 cases…

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(photo by Prasert Thepsri)

All lit up for summer

The Ancient City in Samut Prakan is the latest attraction to benefit from some stunning illuminations Inspired by the successes of the illuminated festivals in Chiang Rai at Singha Park…

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1,200 in a Samut Prakan community being tested after 21 found with COVID-19

Health officials in Thailand’s Samut Prakan province are now screening 1,200 people in the Toh Rung market community, after 21 people there were found infected with COVID-19. Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong,…

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Samut Prakan records 20 more COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Twenty people, including 18 employees of a factory in the Bang Bor-Bang Phli industrial zone in Samut Prakan, were been found to be infected with COVID-19 on Saturday. Samut Prakan…

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How pop legend Nantida dances into Samut Prakan’s coveted political post

Pop diva Nantida Kaewbuasai is set to become the first woman to head the Samut Prakan Provincial Administrative Organisation (PAO) after scoring a landslide victory at the polls.  Unofficial tallies…

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New COVID-19 infections in Thailand surge to 279 in a single day

New COVID-19 infections today (Friday) jumped to 279, the most in a day since the second wave of infections began in December. The contagion has now spread to 53 provinces,…

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Commuters with facemasks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walk to a train station at rush hour in Bangkok a few months ago.

Two quarantined foreigners in hotel with infected French woman have COVID-19

Two foreigners, in quarantine at a hotel in Samut Prakan province where a 57-year French woman was found to be infected with COVID-19, developed symptoms and tested positive for the…

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3 dead in gas pipeline explosion in Samut Prakan

Three people were killed and about 28 others injured when NGV gas leaked from a pipeline and ignited, opposite a temple in the Bang Bo district of Samut Prakan province…

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Excessive PM2.5 dust particles in seven districts of Bangkok and Samut Prakan

Dust particles of less than 2.5 microns, which blanketed Bangkok and its peripherals and threatened people’s health late last year, have returned to parts of the capital this morning (Saturday)….

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Officials probe death of a Bryde’s whale found in mangrove forest

Officials from the Coastal and Marine Resources Department are investigating the cause of death of a Bryde’s or Bruda whale, whose decomposed carcass was found in a mangrove forest in…

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