Monday, June 10, 2013

[biofuelwatch] Biomass incinerator kills 2 in Thailand

Thailand biomass plant leak

Updated: 17:06, Monday June 10, 2013

A New Zealand engineer and a Thai man were killed Monday trying to rescue a couple that passed out due to a gas leak at a biomass power plant in southern Thailand, reports said.

Police said the two perished at the plant in Trang province, 680 kilometres south of Bangkok, as they tried to reach the couple inside a three-storey ventilation chimney.

Police Lieutenant Chalongchai Chapan was quoted by the Bangkok Post as saying the accident happened shortly after midnight (local time) when the husband and wife passed out from toxic gas believed to be ammonia.

The unconscious couple were later pulled to safety by other employees of the biomass plant.

Josh Schlossberg
Anti-Biomass Incineration Campaign, Energy Justice Network

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