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Fire at Chatuchak Market Thousands of pets die


Bangkok, Fire in pet zone. Chatuchak Weekend Market burns down 118 shops. It is estimated that 1,000 pets died, worth a total of millions of baht. At 4:30 a.m. on June 11, 2024, Bang Sue Police Station received a report of a fire in the area of ??Chatuchak Market, Kamphaeng Phet 3 Road, and Chatuchak District, Bangkok, so they rushed to investigate with more than 10 fire trucks and volunteers. Por Teck Tung Foundation The scene of the incident was at Srisomrat Market. Pet center - beautiful fish Divided into 118 locked rooms, with a mezzanine for storage and rooms for shopkeepers. It was found that the fire was spreading rapidly throughout the entire area. Officials used water for more than an hour to bring the fire under control. The fire was found to have completely destroyed 118 rooms. Upon questioning, a salesperson at a store testified that before the incident, he had been keeping watch over exotic and rare birds. On the mezzanine of the store, I suddenly heard the noise of various pets. And there wa s a cloud of smoke covering the entire area to the point of being unable to breathe. So he had to climb out of the window and jump to his death from the upper floor. Pet section in the store There is a rare bird that is most expensive, a cockatoo, which costs 30,000 baht each. Now the shop owner knows about it. Coming to the store The owner of TK Farm said that he has a shop across the street from the incident that sells various types of exotic animals imported from abroad. Each item ranges from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands. The total value in the store is tens of millions of baht. Luckily it didn't catch on fire. The market where the incident happened also sells animal products. The fire started at a corner shop that sold birds. Now changing to selling small breed dogs. The shopkeepers raise and sell the food themselves and have no employees. At night, leave the fan on for the dog all night. An electrical short circuit is expected to occur. causing such events for damage There are dead pets, e stimated to be 1,000, including beautiful fish, cats, dogs, and exotic animals such as swans, birds, and monkeys, which were imported from abroad. Each item ranges from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands. The total value is probably several million baht. Some shops will have employees sleeping on the mezzanine. Some stores use it as storage. As of now, no one has been injured. Initially, the Chatuchak District Office A table has been set up for shop owners to register. and total damage value of each store As well as waiting for the Forensics Division officials (OBEC) to come and investigate to find out the cause of this fire. Source: Thai News Agency