Myanmar Embassy in Thailand provides aid to families of dead and injured Myanmar workers in blast of oil tanker in Thailand

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Officials from Thailand and Myanmar are pictured providing assistance at the incident site.

The Myanmar Embassy in Thailand provided necessary aid to the families of seven Myanmar workers who died in the blast in the oil tanker and two injured workers in Thailand.
Some 30 workers welded oil pipelines of tanker Smooth Sea C22 which is under maintenance at the dockyard in the tributary of the Mekong River in Samut Songkhram province of Thailand at 10 am on 17 January. In that case, a blast happened in welding due to the residue of oil in the pipelines.
In the incident, the dead body of a Myanmar worker was found in search. On the morning of 18 January, the bodies of six more Myanmar workers and one Thai worker were found, according to the Myanmar Embassy in Thailand.
Myanmar Embassy officials viewed seven dead and two injured Myanmar workers. In meeting with their families, the ambassador pledged to coordinate with the Thai Ministry of Labour and employers in order to provide death compensation, benefits and insurance to those families as quickly as possible.
The Myanmar Embassy on its part presented Baht5,000 each to those families and decided to give necessary aid to two injured Myanmar workers, according to the press release of the embassy. —TWA/TTA

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