Thai beach declared area of disaster after oil spill

A worker cleans oil spills caused by a leak from an undersea pipeline 20 km (12.4 miles) off Thailand’s eastern coast at Mae Ramphueng beach in Rayong province, Thailand, Jan. 29, 2022. (Reuters Photo)

A beach in eastern Thailand was declared a disaster area on Saturday as oil leaking from an underwater pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand continued to wash ashore and blacken the sand.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Panu Wongcha-um; Editing by Stephen Coates