Thailand: 12 die, 121 injured in explosion at fireworks warehouse

At least 12 people died and 121 others were injured in an explosion that rocked a fireworks warehouse in southern Thailand, media reports said on Monday.

At least 12 people died as a strong explosion rocked a fireworks warehouse in Thailand. Picture Courtesy: Twitter video grab

The incident – in the village of Mu No – reduced the warehouse and surrounding area to rubble, drone footage showed, reports CNN.

According to reports, two of the victims were children.

Around 292 houses were damaged or totally destroyed due to the explosion, reports Bangkok Post.

The cause of the explosion is still not known.

However, the initial investigation suggested it was caused from a welding error.

Police plan to charge the owner of the warehouse with a criminal offense for “causing the explosion and resulting in people’s deaths and injuries and property damage,” Narathiwat Provincial Police Commander Anuruth Imarb was quoted as saying by CNN in a press conference on Sunday.