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Pattaya: Four hundred tourists evacuated as fire breaks out at Holiday Inn Express

 

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Pictures: Ruksiamnews

 

Ruksiamnews reported that fire broke out at the Holiday Inn Express in Soi Bua Khao, Pattaya, around this morning. 

 

About 400 tourists - many children, the aged and handicapped - were evacuated by a combination of police, hotel security staff and members of the public. This was about 4.30 am. 

No one was reported injured and two fire engines brought the blaze under control in 30 minutes. 

 

Security guard Suphatchai Phanwilai, 29, said he noticed smoke around a balcony on the front of the building and immediately called the authorities. 

 

 

Initial investigations suggest that the fire started in the front of the building and did not spread to the main part of the eight story building.

 

Posters on the site suggested it was a relatively newly built hotel and the narrow soi made it difficult to put out the fire. 

 

An investigation is underway with the media saying that damage will run into millions of baht. 

 

Source: Ruksiamnews

 

 
 
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Glad it wasn’t the two Holiday Inn towers on Beach Rd ( more people). 

This building is new- what is the excuse? 

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16 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

I take it they meant it was difficult for the fire engines to access the hotel due to the narrow soi.

Is this a case of ignoring safety concerns until something catastrophic happens?

They were drunk and it took over an hour to arrive . Soi Buakhao is big enough to fit a fire truck, no side streets as it’s built back to back and opened few months ago

 

watch and listen second video , whoever is filming saying already called fire department but no one coming 

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24 minutes ago, toenail said:

Glad it wasn’t the two Holiday Inn towers on Beach Rd ( more people). 

This building is new- what is the excuse? 

Looks like outside wires caught fire, maybe someone threw cig butt and got caught in the cables 

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