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Big plastic factory ablaze in Songkhla, 2 workers injured

A LARGE plastic factory in Hat Yai district of southern Songkhla province caught fire at noon today (Oct. 2) injuring two workers as it spread rapidly and engulfed the entire plant, Amarin TV said. Thick black smoke spread from the fire that raged violently with plastic being very flammable. Because the blaze started within the […]

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Police summon Mountain B pub electrician, to charge him with negligence

ON THE one-month anniversary of Mountain B pub inferno that killed 23 people today (Sept. 5) Chonburi police said they have issued a summons for the electrician who ran the power system from the start of construction in preparation to file a joint negligence charge, Amarin TV said.    Over 10 families of those who died […]

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Mountain B pub owner’s dad surrenders, denies charges

  THE FATHER of the owner of Mountain B pub that caught fire on August 5 killing 19 people with 30 others still under medical treatment surrendered to police after an arrest warrant was issued for him on the charges of co-establishing this entertainment venue and negligence leading to death and injury of other people, […]

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Update: Fire was actually at Jusmagthai complex, no injuries

  A FIRE that broke out at Sathorn Soi 1 this evening (August 8) was actually at the Joint US Military Advisory Group Thailand (Jusmagthai) complex and not the German embassy as earlier reported with there being no injuries, Matichon newspaper said. At 7.35 p.m. firemen and police at Thungmahamek station were alerted of the […]

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Urgent! Fire at German embassy in Sathorn area

A FIRE broke out at the German embassy in Sathorn Soi 1 this evening (August 8) with Thungmahamek firemen quickly rushing there to put it out, Naewna newspaper said. The Fire Department hotline 199 had received a phone call at 7.35 p.m. that a fire had erupted at a house in this soi  and it […]

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Chadchart: Of 83 problematic pubs in Bangkok, 49 are in Chatuchak

  BANGKOK Governor Chadchart Sittipunt said today (August 7) that safety checks of all local service outlets to ensure adequate and functional fire exits had found 83 pubs with problems with as many as 49 being in Chatuchak district, Matichon newspaper said. A report on the safety checks is submitted to him on the 5th […]

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Fire at PTTEP’s tower within Energy Complex brought under control

A FIRE broke out on the 33rd floor of tower A at the Energy Complex (EnCo) on Vibhavadi Rangsit road belonging to PTT Exploration and Production Plc (PTTEP) at around noon today (August 7) but firefighters have managed to control it, Matichon newspaper. An initial tweet by FM91 Trafficpro quoting Praram Radio Center 199 had […]

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Arrest warrant out for Mountain B pub owner

PATTAYA Provincial court this evening (August 6) approved an arrest warrant for the owner of Mountain B pub that was engulfed in a huge blaze killing 15 people and injuring 37 others in the wee hours of Friday morning, Sanook.com said. The pub’s owner, Mr. Pongsiri Panprasong, faces two charges, with these being negligence causing […]

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Fire-gutted pub’s singer confirms backstage entrance was always locked

THE lead singer-keyboard player at Mountain B pub where an inferno at 1 a.m. yesterday (August 5) killed 15 people and injured 37 others revealed that the backstage entrance was always locked to prevent customers from sneaking away without paying, Matichon newspaper said this afternoon. Mr. Thanaphat Phuangpae, 24, or Peach, of Taew Waew band, […]

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Panel set up to probe if policemen were involved with gutted pub

  FOLLOWING the the fire at a crowded music pub in Sattahip district of Chonburi province in the wee hours of this morning (August 5) that killed 14 revellers and injured many others a senior police officer has now set up a committee to investigate whether any local policemen were involved in the illegal complex, […]

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