By Teeranai Charuvastra
BANGKOK — A dinosaur-themed amusement park in Bangkok was forced to close down this afternoon by a fire that broke out on its giant ferris wheel.
No injury was reported in the incident which happened at around 3pm Saturday at Dinosaur Planet, which opened just a month ago. The fire appeared to have been extinguished.
It was unclear yet whether the fire was related to a powerful thunderstorm which erupted earlier today, but there were reports of power outages and transformers exploding in the same neighborhood.
An operator at Bangkok Fire and Rescue Department said cause of the fire is not yet determined, adding that there is no report of any casualties so far.