One Kuwaiti tourist was moderately injured in a hotel fire that occurred early on Monday morning in Pattaya, on October 2nd.
The incident took place at 3 AM at a popular hotel, located on Third Road in the Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chonburi province. The hotel’s full name was withheld due to an ongoing fire investigation. Upon receiving the report, firefighting personnel from Pattaya City were dispatched to the scene to quell the frames.
Upon arrival, authorities observed a large fire emerging from the balcony of a room on the second floor of the seven-story hotel. Thick smoke was billowing out as the rescuers evacuated an unclear number of guests from the premises.
Firemen took about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control. Upon inspection, they found one injured person named Mr. Jaber M. H. S. Alotaibi, a 31-year-old tourist from Kuwait who occupied the room where the fire first erupted.
Mr. Jaber sustained moderate burns on his arms and legs. First aid was administered at the scene before he was quickly transported to Bangkok Pattaya Hospital for further medical attention.
In an interview with The Pattaya News, the injured tourist revealed that as he woke up to go to the bathroom, he smelled something burning. He then inspected the room and discovered that there was a fire blazing.
The panicked tourist immediately fled the room to save his life. However, he was unfortunately burned from the fire during the escape. Mr. Jaber mentioned that if he hadn’t woken up to go to the bathroom, he might have been fatally burned by the fire in his sleep.
Firemen estimated the damage to be over one million baht. An investigation to determine the cause of the fire is continuing.