Pattaya police inspected large, crowded nightlife venues on Walking Street and Pattaya Third Road last night, August 5th, following the Mountain B fire that killed 14 people and injured dozens.
The inspection took place at 10 PM yesterday and was led by Ms. Paradee Phuaksopha, senior permanent secretary of Banglamung, who marched down Walking Street and Pattaya Third Road accompanied by a troop of police officers.
The four targeted pubs yesterday were reportedly the Skyfall Agogo, 808 Pub, JP Republic on Walking Street, and the FIN on Third Road, as these venues were large and usually crowded, according to the authorities.
“We urge venue operators to prioritize safety precautions, particularly in the event of a fire. Each venue must have sufficient fire extinguishers, fire exits, CCTV cameras, and illuminated signs pointing to the exit,” said Paradee, senior permanent secretary of Banglamung.
According to her, some errors were found such as broken fire extinguishers, which the operators promised to change immediately. Regarding the license to operate a venue, Paradee said that each venue must have one and that it would be examined thoroughly when it was time for yearly renewal.