The Mountain B’s owner, “Sia B,” attended the victim’s funeral to apologize to the family and relatives after being released on bail yesterday, August 8th. Mountain B is the nightclub that burned down last week, killing fifteen people and injuring dozens.
After being freed by the Pattaya Court with 300,000-baht bail, Sia B or Pongsiri Panprasong traveled to Wat Sattahip in the Sattahip district where a 17-year-old boy’s funeral was being held to apologize to the family and relatives of the young victim.
His wife, Anongnart Panprasong, 31, accompanied Sia B and also offered her condolences to the mournful family before giving 50,000 baht in cash to the mother of the deceased boy to proceed with the funeral arrangements.
The boy’s mother Rampai, 37, stated that her son was studying in the 11th grade at Sing Samut Sattahip School and passed away in the flames. Neither Sia B nor she addressed why the boy was able to enter the nightclub despite the obvious age restriction, as in Thailand the limit for entry to nightlife is twenty.
Sia B and his wife then left the ceremony, saying they would travel to eight funerals around Sattahip district today, August 9th, to pay their respects and compensation.