Four people overcome by ammonia at Nan ice making factory

Four people have been overcome by ammonia following a leak at an ice making factory in Nan June 27.

The ammonia leak, in the Sammukjun Nusorn plant in Ban Phaya Wat, Mueang Nan, is being blamed on pipes connected to three ice making machines breaking.

Along with four people being exposed to the ammonia a number of animals were reported to have died in the vicinity of the plant as well as plants.

Once the leaking ammonia was cut off, officers from the Nan Provincial Bureau of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation used water to clean the plant, diluting the ammonia to make sure that it no longer presented a risk to the community.