At 12:30 am today (20 March) a fire broke out in a railroad community near the market complex which is a fruit wholesale market in Hat Yai. Located in Ratthakan Road area Hat Yai Municipality, Songkhla Province, which is a slum community in the center of Hat Yai
Police Colonel Aphichat Wannakop, Hat Yai Police Station together with Mr. Amon Wongwan, the municipality's clerk, perform the duties of Nakhom Alderman of Hat Yai. Went to inspect the site of the incident and found that the fire had burned violently and spread very quickly because the burned house was built with only one layer of wood and old zinc roofed condition Fire officers of Hat Yai Municipality must mobilize 10 fire trucks from all fire stations in Hat Yai to help put out the fire. Which takes more than 1 hour to inject water to control the fire But have to inject nourishment all the time until completely closed
Initial inspection found that 10 houses were burnt, some used as storage facilities. And is in a state of almost ashes And there is 1 missing person, a 70 year old male And is a bedside patient who is expected to die already
According to the owner of the house, before the incident, the transformer exploded causing sparks to travel to the house, causing a fire to spread quickly to the adjacent house.
Today, however, the Hat Yai Municipality and related agencies will conduct a thorough survey of the damage and provide assistance to affected villagers. Including assessing the damage again