The Mountain B club fire’s death toll rose to 18 after a 17-year-old girl passed away at a hospital yesterday, August 12th.
Officials confirmed yesterday that a 17-year-old girl named “Mind” peacefully passed away at Thammasat University Hospital in Pathum Thani province around 10.14 PM on August 12th, bringing the Mountain B club fire’s death toll to 18 people.
Ms. Sawarot Wongsuk, a 27-year-old sister of Mind, told the media that her younger sister had been moved from Queen Sirikit Naval Hospital in Sattahip district to Thammasat University Hospital due to her severe injuries. According to her sister, the victim’s right leg had to be amputated because of a blood infection, but even that eventually could not save her.
Sawarot said Mind had to temporarily drop out of school to help her mother make a living. She went to the Mountain B club with two of her friends, one of whom aged 18 years old died in a fire, and the other who could escape. Her funeral would be held at Wat Rangsi Sunthon KM 5 in Sattahip, her sister said.
Mind is the 18th fatality of the Mountain B club fire, following a Naval officer who died on August 10th after sacrificing his life to save others.
The Pattaya News noted that Thailand’s legal age to enter clubs is 20 years old, and the Mountain B club’s owner recently admitted that he had no idea how the minors could slip in.
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