8 die after construction workers accidentally trigger fire extinguishers

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It has been reported that 8 bank workers have died after construction workers accidental trigger fire extinguishers in the basement of a multinational bank in Bangkok.

Reports are that the indecent released fire extinguishing chemicals into the basement of one of Thailand’s largest banks the Siam Commercial Bank’s headquarters in Bangkok.

The accident occurred Sunday night during an upgrade of the safety system with the cause of death thought to be suffocation from insufficient oxygen, but that the official cause would not be known until autopsies are performed.

One of those killed by the accident was a security worker the rest are believed to be contractors working at the bank.

Seven other people suffered suffocation-related injuries, including four who were in serious condition.

The bank said in a statement that an initial investigation found that the accident was caused by “negligence on the part of our contractors hired to improve fire protection in the building.”

Police were still investigating the accident and the bank said it would release more information after a meeting of its board members Monday.