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Three elderly people killed in Bangkok house fire

Three elderly people were killed when a fire engulfed their house in Bangkok’s Dusit district early on Thursday.

The fire started in a two-storey house on Soi Ranong 2 in Nakhon Chaisi sub-district of Dusit district at 3.30am, Dusit police station chief Pol Col Jakkrit Chosungnoen said.
Wibulnan Ketnuti, 75, was found by firefighters on the first floor with the body of Thassanee Ketnuti, 75 lying on top of him. Wimol Chartnakrob, 93, was found on a bed, which apparently fell from the second floor after the fire burned through the floor.
Two women managed to escape the fire. They were identified as Wiriya Mongkollak, 60, and Naruemol Intharasombat, 65. Wiriya and Thassanee are sisters and Naruemol was hired to take care of the 93-year-old woman who was confined to bed.
Wiriya said her sister was sleeping on the second floor and heard an explosion. She found thick smoke on the first floor so she attempted to wake everybody and ran out of the house.
Firefighters took about 30 minutes to put out the blaze. The fire also spread to a garage beside the house and damaged two cars.

Published : July 13, 2017

By : The Nation