An explosion and fire onboard the container ship KMTC Hong Kongat on the weekend has caused up to 200 people to be hospitalized. The vessel was at berth at Laem Chaebang. The public was warned to take shelter indoors to avoid breathing smoke and Laem Chabang port staff were evacuated. The local area was also officially declared to be “danger zone”. the cause of the explosion and fire is currently unknown and is still under investigation.