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Insurers Start Estimating Damage Payments for Samut Prakan Gas Explosion

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The Office of Insurance Commission on Saturday offered assistance to victims of the gas pipe explosion that killed three people and injured 50 others in Samut Prakan earlier this week.

OIC Secretary-General Suthipol Taweechaikarn said the explosion of the PTT Plc. pipe near Prengwisutthatibodee School in Bang Bo District also damaged 34 houses, 62 cars and 59 motorcycles on Oct. 22.

He assigned OIC officials supervising welfare and insurance in Samut Prakan and Chonburi provinces to quickly survey damage and facilitate insurance compensation for affected people.

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Officials were checking all kinds of insurance coverage related to the incident including life, auto and property insurance to guarantee that affected people would receive quick and fair compensation, Suthipol said.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday ordered a quick investigation into the explosion.

Government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said a crisis-control center was formed to quickly handle fallout from the disaster, issue relevant warnings to people and report progress in helping victims.

In a statement, PTT said natural gas leaked from a pipe leading to the Asia Industrial Estate Suvaranabhumi and caught fire.