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8 people missing as oil tanker explodes in Thailand

Eight workers have been missing and several homes were damaged after an oil tanker caught fire and exploded at a dockyard in central Thailand on Tuesday, local media reported.

According to the local Bangkok Post, the empty tanker was undergoing regular maintenance at Ruammitr Dockyard on the Mae Klong river, when it caught fire and exploded.

Officials from the Marine Department said the fire had been extinguished.

An official investigation into the incident has been launched, according to the newspaper.

Source: Jordan News Agency