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7 Killed in Explosion at SCB Park

Rescue workers Sunday night at SCB Park Plaza in Bangkok.

At least seven people were killed Sunday night when a large hydrogen tank exploded in a basement at the SCB Park Plaza near Ratchayothin intersection.

Rescue personnel are at the scene where at least a dozen others were injured in the blast which went off at about 10pm on Sunday night at the complex in the capital’s Chatuchak district. 

SCB Blames Fire System Upgrade for 8 Deaths

Faces covered by handkerchiefs and masks, rescue personnel rush the injured out of a basement at SCB Park Plaza on Sunday night in Bangkok.

Siam Commercial Bank has blamed reckless contractors for the deaths of eight people Sunday night at its corporate campus on Ratchadapisek Road.

The bank said in a statement Monday morning the incident, which happened just before 10pm, was the fault of the contractor hired to upgrade the building’s fire suppression system to a gas-based solution.

It said while they were doing the work, they somehow activated the system, which caused the release of large amounts of pyrogen, normally intended to deprive fire of oxygen.

The release of the gas caused five people to suffocate to death immediately. Another three died later. A number of contract workers died as a result and at least one security guard.
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