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25 March 2014 :: 13:03:06 pm 83433

Fire at Abbot’s House Causes 5 Million THB Worth of Damage

An electrical short circuit in an Abbots house caused around 5 million THB worth of damage. The house is also used as a radio broadcasting station for the monks.
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NONGPRUE – March 24, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]: Pol.Lt.Col.Somnuek Siangsathian, detective officer of Nongprue police station was notified that there was a fire burning, in Nongprue temple, Number 6, moo 3, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi. Pol.Col.Suttisak Wantee, director of nongprue police station, public disaster rescuers of Nonbprue, Pong, Pattaya municipalities 10 fire trucks and rescuers from Sawangboriboon Thammasathan Pattaya rushed to the scene.

At the scene was a 2-storey building it belonged to the abbot and smoke and flames were coming from the second floor. The fire fighters injecting water while the monks and locals moved property and electronic equipment out of the building. It took more than 30 minutes to bring the fire under control .The building is the home of Phrakru Pipisjijarak, the abbot of the temple, and is used as a radio station for the national Buddhism broadcasting centre of Nongprue temple, FM 88.00 Mghz. Phra Parajes Punnayo a 65 year old monk from the temple, said that a handy man who came to fix things in the temple said that he heard a sound which sounded like a short circuit coming from the second floor several times before the fire started. The police expected that the cause was from a short circuit, and the damage was estimated around 5 million THB.

Reporter : Nirach   Photo : Nirach   Category : Community News

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