Fire destroys 120 workers' bikes at auto factory

Fire destroys 120 workers' bikes at auto factory

Motorcycles burn in the parking lot at Toyoda Gosei Rubber (Thailand) Co in Krathum Baen district, Samut Sakhon, early on Thursday morning. (Photo by Ban Nok firefighting team via JS100)
Motorcycles burn in the parking lot at Toyoda Gosei Rubber (Thailand) Co in Krathum Baen district, Samut Sakhon, early on Thursday morning. (Photo by Ban Nok firefighting team via JS100)

SAMUT SAKHON: Fire destroyed about 120 employees' motorcycles in a parking lot at Toyoda Gosei Rubber (Thailand) Co in Krathum Baen district early on Thursday morning.

The fire at the factory, which produces rubber automotive parts, on Soi Charoen Ratchada in tambon Om Noi was reported to police about 1.30am.

Five fire engines and crews sent to the scene put out the flames in about 20 minutes.

The fire occurred on an elevated parking floor in the factory compound. Shocked employees said they parked their motorcycles there before starting their night shift.

One employee said someone saw sparks falling from a light on the roof of the parking lot. Some fell onto the pillion seat of a motorcycle, which rapidly caught fire and the flames spread.

Staff were unable to control the fire and called firefighters.

Police estimated damage at 2 million baht.


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