At least 14 workers injured in gas leak in Ranong


RANONG, July 22- Some 14 workers on Sunday suffered from breathing difficulties after inhaling ammonia leaked at a frozen shrimp factory in the southern province of Ranong.

At least 14 Thai and Myanmar workers were taken to Ranong Hospital after an ammonia leak at the seafood processing plant of Andaman Seafood Co., Ltd. in the provincial seat, according to Dr Thongchai Keeratihathayakorn, chief of the Ranong provincial health office.

As some of the workers were not severely affected by the gas leak, they have been discharged from the hospital.

Meanwhile, others remained at the hospital under observation.

The situation was put under control after the valve was quickly shut off. A cause of the accident is under investigation.