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Pattaya Daily News

25 November 2010 :: 09:11:00 am 46549

Fire breaks out at Bangkok apartments!

Late on Thursday night Bangkok police and fire crews where called to extinguish a raging apartment fire in Bangkok. The fire was eventually contained and 10 residents were rescued safely by the authorities.
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Bangkok, November 24, 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: At approximately 11:30pm Lumpini police captain Terdsak Manus Chon and the Bangkok Fire Department were notified of a blazing apartment fire at The Function Suites apartments on Sukhumvit Soi 21. Emergency services were dispatched to the scene.

At  the 8-storey apartment, fire crews immediately set about containing a blaze that appeared to have originated at the back of the building, between the 3rd and 8th floors. Firemen, battling the fire for over an hour, finally managed to extinguish the blaze before it was able to spread to the surrounding residences and businesses.

4 foreigners [3 male and 1 female] were trapped in the building and could be seen waving their hands to get help  on the balconies of the 4th and the 8th floors.

Investigators questioned Mr. Rakchat Rakrodkit, [30], the apartment manager, who said that before the incident occurred, he had been out and received a phone call from the security guard whereupon he rushed back to the building. He said the security guard told him that the fire originated from the back of the apartment and had started with a loud explosion, followed by a plume of black smoke.

The apartment has 35 rooms and there were 30-40 residents staying at the time,  most of whom were out when the fire started. 10 people were eventually rescued by officials. Nobody was injured.

Investigators will ascertain the cause of the fire and cost of the damage.

Reporter : PDN staff   Category : Thailand News

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