Woman Sets Her Car on Fire to Take Her Own Life in Pattaya

Pattaya —

A woman was burned to death inside her car parked near the Mabprachan Reservoir in Pattaya. Police believed she set herself on fire in a bid to take her own life.

Pattaya residents reported seeing a burning car to Pattaya Police and Sawang Boriboon rescuers at 7:30 PM yesterday, June 5th. The authorities then rushed to the scene of the incident at the Mabprachan Reservoir in the Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chonburi province.

At the scene, a raging fire was engulfing a red Suzuki Celerio car. Inside the vehicle, authorities spotted an unidentified female lying in the driver’s seat. She was covered with a blanket amidst the intense flames. Authorities also spotted a burning brazier beside the woman.

Despite the efforts of firefighters and bystanders to help the victim, the intense fire prevented them from rescuing the trapped woman. They were only able to extinguish the fire eventually by using fire extinguishers. However, the person inside the car had already been burned to death in the driver’s seat.

The Pattaya News interviewed a Thai firefighter, Mr. Siriwat Prachit, about the incident. He said the fire, combined with the leaking fuel of the vehicle, made it difficult to put out the flames and rescue the woman. After the fire was subsided, he found a burning brazier inside the car.

An eyewitness who called the authorities, Mr. Rittichai Malapad, 28, revealed to The Pattaya News that he noticed the woman covering herself with a blanket before lighting it on fire. He then rushed to help, using a fire extinguisher to suppress the flames, however, due to the intense heat, he was unable to help her out. Mr. Rittichai speculated that the deceased might have soaked herself in fuel, which was why the fire spread so quickly.

The woman’s body was transported to Banglamung Hospital for an autopsy. It was reported that the woman was actually not the owner of the car and that she borrowed it from her relative. Police are trying to identify her.

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