A Swiss man has been pronounced dead after a house fire in Pattaya this morning.
The Pattaya City Police was notified of the incident at 6:00AM at a house in a housing estate in Soi Bongkot 7.
Police, emergency responders, fire fighters and The Pattaya News arrived at the house to find lots of smoke and panicked neighbors.
Fire fighters immediately put out the fire. A gas stove in the kitchen was found turned on.
An 81 year old Swiss man was found choking from the smoke in the home. He was given CPR and medical assistance but was later pronounced dead from smoke inhalation. His name was withheld pending contact of his family and the Swiss Embassy.
49 year old Mr. Phlaserdin Angel, a Filipino national, survived the house fire. He was found in a panic about several dogs in the home who were rescued from the smoke and fire successfully by firefighters.
A neighbor, 56 year old Ms. Amphon Wongsaita, told The Pattaya News “The Swiss man had lived with Mr. Angel at the house for some time. He was elderly and might have left the stove on by accident.”
However, police and fire investigators are continuing their investigation to find the specific cause of the fire.