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Hundreds Flee Early Morning Pattaya Hotel Blaze

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Hundreds Flee Early Morning Pattaya Hotel Blaze

Hundreds of guests were safely evacuated from a Pattaya hotel after a fire broke out in the early hours of Friday.

Emergency services were called to the Holiday Inn Express on Soi Buakhao at around 4.30am after a fire on the third floor took hold.

Firefighters took around 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control.

Pol Capt Chainarong Chaiya-in, deputy investigation chief of Pattaya city police, told reporters all guests and staff were safely evacuated with no injuries.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway with damage to the hotel estimated to be around 3 million baht.

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83 Pubs In Bangkok Shuttered Following Fire-Safety Inspections

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83 Pubs In Bangkok Shuttered Following Fire-Safety Inspections

83 pubs in the capital were temporarily shuttered on Saturday due to fire safety failings.

Following the fire at a Sattahip pub in the early hours of Friday morning that left 15 people dead, the Governor of Bangkok ordered inspections at entertainment venues across all 50 districts.

So far over 400 Bangkok venues have been inspected to ensure fire exits and escape routes are adequate and up to standard.

With tourists starting to return, the governor said it was important to step up safety measures.

Governor Chadchart has ordered further inspections in a bid to weed out entertainment venues operating illegally.

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Thailand To Introduce 10-Year Visa For Skilled Workers, Investors

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Another week, and another new long-term visa proposal from the government.

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