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13 February 2014 :: 13:02:29 pm 82236

Fire Damages Nong Prue Temple

Fire has damaged a meditation pavilion and a precious antiques museum at Nong Prue temple causing over 50 million THB in damages. The police assumed that the cause of the fire was an electrical short circuit.
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PATTAYA – February 12, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 10.00 p.m. the police of Nong Prue police station, Chonburi province was notified that there was a fire burning in Nong Prue temple, Moo 1 Tambon Nong Prue, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province, so they coordinated with the Fire and Rescue Department of Nong Prue Municipality to rush to the scene.
At the incident the officers found a 1-storied meditation pavilion which was on fire and was spreading to the precious antiques museum and the shop that sold Royal Chitralada agricultural products. The locals were assisting in extinguishing the flames.

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Soon after 10 fire trucks from Pattaya city and Tambon Ta Khien Tia turned up to fight the fire which took around 1 hour to bring under control. From inspecting the scene the officers assumed that the fire caused approximately 50 million THB in damages.

Upon investigating Miss Sunisa Thama, aged 16, who was an eyewitness she told police that while she was taking care of the community radio station which is close to the pavilion she heard an unusual noise so she went out to see what if was and found that there was a fire burning the electric wires behind the pavilion. It spread very quickly so the monks, novice monks and the nearby local people attempted to extinguish the flames but the fire was to fierce.
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Initially, the police assumed that the cause of fire burning might be the electrical short circuit. However, they had to wait for the officers of Forensic the Police 2 (Chonburi) to come and inspect the incident in order to find the actual cause of the fire.

Reporter : Tanasab   Photo : Tanasab   Category : Community News

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