Second tourist in Bangkok hotel blaze dies
A second Russian has died after being caught in a fire at a major tourist hotel in Bangkok, which injured about 20 others in a popular visitor district, hospital staff and officials said Saturday.
Monday 12 March 2012, 09:25AM
The blaze broke out in a function room at the 221-room Grand Park Avenue Hotel off the Sukhumvit Road in the Thai capital on Thursday evening, and a female tourist died of suffocation the following day.
A male tourist, who was taken into intensive care, died early Saturday, according to a senior nurse at the Kluay Nam Thai hospital.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration released a statement saying both of the deceased were Russian, while most of the wounded had already been discharged.