Boat Explosion Injures 58 In Thailand

At least 58 people have been injured, after the engine of a water taxi exploded, as it pulled into a pier, in the Thai capital, Bangkok.

At least 58 people were injured in Thailand’s capital Bangkok after the engine on a water taxi exploded as it pulled into a pier.

Most of the injured suffered from minor burns, police said, though two passengers were said to have been seriously hurt by flying debris. Initial reports suggested that a fuel leak was to blame.

Two Myanmar nationals and one Japanese national were among those injured, the Erawan medical emergency centre said.

Water taxis ply the canals around Bangkok and are a popular form of transport in the traffic-choked city.

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