Monday, May 23, 2016

#Thailand - Dormitory Fire 17 Killed and 5 injured, several missing in northern Thailand's Chiang Rai

Published on 22 May 2016
Thailand Dormitory Fire 17 Killed And 5 Injured, Several Missing

17 schoolgirls were killed and 5 sustained serious injuries after a fire broke out in a boarding-house in northern Thailand's Chiang Rai, yesterday.

According to the Nation newspaper, the fire broke out at the two-storey boarding-house of Pithakkiart Witthaya School in Wiengpapao district at 11 pm on Sunday.

"The fire broke out at 11pm on Sunday (local time, 1600GMT). Seventeen girls were killed and two are still missing, with five injured," Police Colonel Prayad Singsin, Commander of Vingpatao district in Chiang Rai said.

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