80-Year-Old Bedridden Grandmother Burned to Death in Chonburi

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An 80-year-old bed-ridden grandmother was burned to death when a fire engulfed her house in Chonburi’s Mueang district on Friday, February 3rd. Her husband was rescued and safe.

Firefighters with ten engines rushed to a two-storey house in the Don Hua Lor sub-district at about 1:30 PM after being informed of the fire.

The blaze, which broke out on the second floor of the house, spread to the first floor where a pile of plastic bags and paper was stored, by the time the authorities arrived. The fire also spread to another two adjacent houses before it was brought to a calm after one hour by the combined efforts of firefighters.

Tragically, the burned body of a bedridden grandmother, Mrs. Sura Inthachot, was found on the first floor of the two-storey house. The 80-year-old was the wife of 77-year-old grandfather Mr. Jaroon Inthachot.

Mr. Jaroon was in a state of shock and speechlessness due to his wfe’s heart-wrenching loss, the firefighters told Thai media.

His neighbor, 63-year-old Ms. Samran Sudsanguan, told Thai media that it was very windy at the time of the incident. Her house was also destroyed and she could not save any of her belongings.

Samran added that the couple collected garbage to make a living. The deceased vicitim’s husband often locked his wife’s room when he was out collecting scraps.

Thai police are investigating the cause of the fire. Initially, it is presumed to have been caused by a short circuit.

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.