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Mountain B pub inferno death toll rises to 20

Mountain B pub inferno death toll rises to 20

CHON BURI: The death toll from the Mountain B pub fire in Chon Buri rose to 20 on Friday (Aug 19), when a 50-year-old man with critical burns died at Chon Buri Hospital after 14 days of treatment.

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By Bangkok Post

Saturday 20 August 2022, 09:00AM


Rescue workers check the fire-gutted interior of the Mountain B pub in Sattahip on Aug 5. Photo: Sawang Boriboon Rescue Foundation / Bangkok Post

Rescue workers check the fire-gutted interior of the Mountain B pub in Sattahip on Aug 5. Photo: Sawang Boriboon Rescue Foundation / Bangkok Post

Doctors said that the patient, identified as Paphon Bovornsuwan, 50, was suffering from a blood infection among other conditions, and blood donations had been sought for his treatment.

Thanarat Bovornsuwan, 52, the victim’s elder brother, said Paphon had travelled from Bangkok on the night of Aug 5 as he intended to take their mother to see a doctor the following day.

That night, he visited the pub in Sattahip district with friends. When the fire broke out, Paphon ran out but he had suffered critical burns to his body, reports Bangkok Post.

Rescue workers took him to Sattahip Hospital and he was later transferred to Chon Buri Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Friday, said his brother.

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The pub owner had given 30,000 baht in compensation to the family, said Mr Thanarat. They were preparing to bring his body for funeral rites at Wat Rangsi Sunthorn in tambon Phu Ta Luang of Sattahip on Saturday morning.

On the night of the fire, 13 people died and 42 others were injured. Seven people have died of their injuries since Aug 5. Of those who were injured, 10 have been discharged from hospitals and 25 are still being treated at 17 hospitals in Chon Buri, Rayong, Pathum Thani and Bangkok. Nine of the 25 are in serious condition and dependent on ventilators, the Chon Buri provincial public relations office said on Friday.

Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin on Friday (Aug 19) presented 2.1 million baht in compensation to families of 19 pub fire victims. Each family was given 110,000 baht from a state fund that compensates victims in criminal cases.

The presentation took place at the Ban Suan municipality’s multi-purpose pavilion in Muang district of Chon Buri.

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Kurt | 20 August 2022 - 14:07:19

...The pub owner has given 30,000 baht 'in compensation'...  How can you 'compensate' a the lost of a person with just $ 857 ? It is unbelieveble, such thinking and handling this affair by pure criminal owner and manager of a illegal premises. A Court of Justice should rule how much these criminals have to pay.

JohnC | 20 August 2022 - 09:53:54

How do these pitiful money handouts help grieving families? The amounts are so tiny they are more like an insult than compensation. Surely the victims are entitled to much much more than just this?

 

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