Explosion/Fire in Pattaya Red Light District

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Explosion/Fire in Pattaya Red Light District

Post by Big Boy » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:24 pm

Just been reading about this horrific event from last night.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5775259/t ... on-latest/
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Re: Explosion/Fire in Pattaya Red Light District

Post by Nereus » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:45 pm

Late night fire hits two beer bars near Pattaya's walking street

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... recent_box

CHON BURI: Two beer bars and 16 motorcycles were hit by fire in a soi off South Pattaya's walking street after a power transformer exploded late on Saturday night. Two people were slightly injured.

A large number of tourists were packed into the two bar beers in Soi Pattaya 16 - Titanic and An-An - when the fire broke out at about 11pm.

Police evacuated the tourists to safety while six fire trucks sprayed water onto the flames. The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes, by which time the two bar beers were destroyed, along with 16 motorcycles parked in front.

A number of hair salons, beauty shops and restaurants on the other side of the soi were also damaged. Two people sustained minor injuries from the fire, and were admitted to a nearby hospital.

Sakarin Khaokhokkruat, 28, a waiter at Titanic beer bar, said that earlier on Saturday afternoon, electrical workers replaced a power transformer near the two beer bars. The transformer exploded at about 11pm, starting the fire.

Police were investigating. The damage was being assessed.
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Re: Explosion/Fire in Pattaya Red Light District

Post by HHTel » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:29 pm

Transformers have exploded nearby, once causing a fire. Interesting that this particular transformer had been installed earlier that day. Qualification of some engineers is "I woke up this morning and decided I'd be an electrician!"

Love the comment from a Brit quoted in The Sun:

“I grabbed my bottle and legged it."

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Re: Explosion/Fire in Pattaya Red Light District

Post by Khundon1975 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:23 pm

Surprised so many motorcycles got destroyed!
Would have thought that the owners would have moved them if possible.
Maybe they were busy short timing and wanted their monies worth first. :naughty:
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