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Air force helps fight dump blaze

Landfill site emits toxic fumes for fifth day

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  • Writer: Wassana Nanuam, King-oua Laohong & Paritta Wangkiat
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The Royal Thai Air Force sent a transport plane to help put out the Samut Prakarn's garbage dump fire which continued to emit toxic gases and thick smoke as it entered its fifth day yesterday. 

A helicopter drops water onto the burning garbage dump. On the ground, fire fighters continue to hose down the site in tambon Phraeksa of Samut Prakan’s Muang district. Somchai Poomlard

The air force's BT-67 transport plane made at least four rounds of flights to drop 12,000 litres of water on the smouldering rubbish pile which caught fire on Sunday, said ACM Thongchai Chalaemkhet, deputy director of the air force's disaster mitigation centre.

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