Police continue to be strictly deployed at ‘Mountain B’ nightclub after 12 days since fatal fire killed 19 people, beginning to search at presumed bar owner’s house following arrest warrant

Chonburi –

Local police from Phlu Ta Luang police station continue to strictly deploy in front of the ‘Mountain B’ entertainment venue 24-hours a day after 12 days since the tragic incident.

The incident caused 13 people to be immediately killed, and 6 others were pronounced dead at the hospital, bringing the total number to 19 deaths as of today, August 16th. Additionally, eight people are seriously injured and on a ventilator, and more than 30 injured people are still being treated at hospitals.

Three police were seen stationed at the venue on Tuesday. According to their statement, the police will be deployed to keep an eye on the scene until an engineering team will come to investigate and conclude the final cause of the fire. Meanwhile, no one was allowed to enter or move things inside and around the scene.

As for the process after an arrest warrant was issued against Somyot Panprasong, the presumed actual bar owner, on Monday, more than 10 police officers from the Chonburi Provincial Police were deployed to surround the suspect’s house before conducting a search following the warrant. Somyot was nowhere to be found and had not yet presented himself to the police.

Police have encouraged Somyot to turn himself in, despite rumors on social media that he may be considering to flee the country.

Photo Courtesy: Naewna


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.