CALCIUM hypochlorite has been blamed for an explosion on board containership KMTC Hong Kong (IMO9157753) in Thailand that injured more than 130 people.

The incident occurred at the port of Laem Chabang in the nation’s east.

YouTube footage captures some of the subsequent blaze.

KMTC Hong Kong is flagged in South Korea and was launched back in 1998

Calcium hypochlorite is a cleaning agent with a reported history of self-ignition.