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02 October 2007 :: 15:10:25 pm 41239

EX-DISTRICT PRESIDENT’S FATHER-IN-LAW DIES IN HOUSE FIRE

Mr. Lim Sirimak (74), the father-in-law of the former president of Taken-Tia District, Chonburi, died in a house fire. It is thought that the fire was caused by a spark from an incense stick that was burning while the man was asleep.
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On 1 October 2007, at 9:30 AM, Banglamung Police Sub. Lieutenant Seksan Arthorngit was notified about a fire at house No. 81 Moo 1, Baan Sangkapeaw, Takien-Tia, Banglamung. One man died in the fire.
Deputy Superintendent Police Lieutenant Colonel Somchai Yossombat, along with a police team, the fire brigade and Sawang Boriboon Rescue, rushed to the scene. The wooden house, which was raised off the ground, had two bedrooms and was on two rais of land. It took twenty minutes to bring the fire under control. All of the contents of the house were destroyed by the fire.

On the ground, next to the house, police found Mr. Lim Sirimak (74), the owner of the house, burned to death. His cousins were gathered around the deceased man, crying out in grief.

Mr. Somsak Sirimak (38), son of the dead man, told officials that Mr. Lim was Mr. Manob Prakobtham’s father-in-law. Mr. Manob is the former president of Takien-Tia District. Mr. Somsak and his wife had gone to work at the Pluak-Dang Market that morning. Mr. Lim remained in the house, alone. Some cousins, who lived nearby, took turns checking on Mr. Lim. Mr. Somsak received a telephone call that his house was on fire. He, tearfully, told officials that he rushed back to the house and discovered that his father had died in the fire.

Mr. Manob Prakorbtham, former President of Takien-Tia District, said that he was visiting people in the area to prepare for the next election. When he was informed that his father-in-law’s house was ablaze, he rushed back and saw that the house was engulfed in heavy flames. He observed Mr. Lim, his father-in-law, struggling to escape from the flames, but he fell to the ground. Mr. Manob was very frightened and immediately helped, along with the neighbors, to throw water on Mr. Lim, before the fire brigade arrived. Unfortunately, Mr. Lim died from the fire.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Somchai theorized that the fire may have started in the Buddha Images room. Mr. Lim believed in merit and liked going to the temple. He usually worshipped the Buddha images during the daytime and probably fell asleep. The lit incense may have caused a spark which ignited the fire and burned down the wooden house, rapidly. Mr. Lim struggled to escape, but was burned to death. Officials will investigate, further, to determine the actual cause of the fire.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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