Large Fire Breaks Out at Italian-Thai Worker Camp

Cars burn as fire strikes a workers camp in Bangkok’s Don Muang district Wednesday evening.

BANGKOK — A construction worker was killed Wednesday night when fire struck his company housing in Don Muang district.

The fire started around 10pm Wednesday night at housing for construction workers on Song Prapa Road killing Phanomporn Cahnaksorn, 20, a construction worker at Italian-Thai Development PCL.

Another construction worker, Siriphong Kongkerd, 27, was sent to hospital with serious burns. Nearly 1,000 workers were left without any place to sleep Wednesday.

“We still need to monitor the fire,” police Capt. Sorawit Naknil of Don Muang Police Station said Thursday morning.

The flames spread quickly due to strong wind, Sorawit said. It destroyed more than 300 rooms before it was brought under control after two hours.

It is the second time this year that there has been a fire at a workers camp of Italian-Thai Development PCL after one on Phetchaburi Road burned down in Feb.

Police said the cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Fire Strikes Workers Camp in Don Muang

Fire Strikes Workers Camp in Don Muang

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