UPDATE: Sole Survivor of Minivan Fire that Burned 11 People Alive in Nakhon Ratchasima Tells His Story

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Nakhon Ratchasima province —

The only survivor who could escape a minivan inferno that killed 11 people, including two children, came out to tell his horrific true story.

First our previous story:

Eleven people, including two children, were burned to death after the minivan they were riding in crashed into an irrigation ditch on Saturday, January 21st.

The survivor, Mr. Thanachit Kingkaew, a 20-year-old student, was only slightly injured by the accident.

He told Thai media: “I was asleep and then woke up because I heard someone scream.”

“The van was already upside down, and I did not see what happened.”

Thanachit stated that the situation was catastrophic, and he saw a fire catching up from the back of the van.

“I began to kick the glass windows and clawed my way out, and shortly after, the van exploded 3-4 times.”

He said he could not help anybody and was shocked after being told that he was the only survivor.

12 people were on board the van.

Thanachit stated that he thought the driver survived because he saw him also clawing out of the van, but he was unfortunately among the 11 casualties.

The survivor’s mother, Mrs. Sirichan Asavapoom, visited her son at Sikhio Hospital in Nakhon Ratchasima and was relieved.

She said she would have her son ordained as a monk to offer merit to all victims who passed away.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.