Officials have secured most of the burnt-down SuperCheap store in Phuket, but the large site is harming public health in its vicinity.
According to Phuket governor Maitree Inthusut and deputy governor Sommai Preechasilp, firefighters yesterday put out fires on 90% of the 35-rai plot on Thepkasatri Road and the rest of the compound where chemicals continue to smoulder. Officials are applying potassium permanganate, effective micro-organisms and lime to relieve unpleasant smells in the area.
Meanwhile, investigators are waiting to speak to witnesses who reportedly saw sparks inside the store just before the blaze. They have cordoned off an area covering about 120 square metres in the middle of the burnt plot for further examination.
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