Boy, 12, dies in factory fire

national January 15, 2012 00:00

By The Nation on Sunday

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A fire broke out at a cloth-screening factory on Kanchanapisek Road in Bangkok's Bang Bon district yesterday morning, killing a 12-year-old boy and injuring three male workers, police said.



The incident took place at a three-storey shop-house belonging to PMI Product Co Ltd. It took 10 fire engines 30 minutes to put out the fire. The body of 12-year-old Natchanan Saelim – the son of a worker – who was doing his homework at the time, was discovered on the second floor. The fire reportedly resulted from the explosion of a clothes press on the ground floor.