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Tourists injured in swimming pool explosion in Phuket, Thailand

(Xinhua)

14:51, February 19, 2012

BANGKOK, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Dozens of tourists and workers were injured in an explosion caused by mixed chemicals used for cleaning swimming pool at a hotel in Thailand's southern resort town Phuket, local media reported on Saturday.

Staff at the Phuket Orchid Resort, which locates near the most popular Patong beach, confirmed that a cloud of gas was formed by a mixture of chlorine and other cleaning chemicals expanding in a tank beside the pool, the Phuket Gazette reported.

Around 37 people, including 26 tourists and 11 workers, were sent to several hospitals for treatment. Most of them were allowed to leave later, according to news update on a local website.

An officer at the resort said the incident was caused by a pool technician who added wrong mix of chlorine.

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Jenn at 2012-03-2158.9.182.*
I haven’t read anything about whether the injured Chinese tourists decided to take legal action in the wake of their accident. I know that it is possible to retain a personal injury attorney in Thailand for accidents like this one. Transportation accidents involving tourists happen all over the world, and I’m not sure how many of those tourists actually pursue legal action. Of the ones who do, I wonder how many actually receive compensation for their injuries. I’ve only personally known one person who was injured in Thailand, ended up paralyzed and sought damages. His case is still in the courts, but he remains hopeful. I wish the Chinese tourists speedy recoveries and swift justice.
  

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