Connect with us


Chachoengsao woman sets herself on fire after divorce





A 32 year old woman set herself on fire in Chachoengsao, east of Bangkok, yesterday (Tuesday). Doctors say she only has a 10% chance of survival and 60% of her skin has been badly burned. She poured benzil oil over herself outside her house and then set herself on fire.

At this stage police speculate that the woman may have been suffering from stress related to family issues.

INN News reports that the woman fell to the ground before neighbours rushed out and tried to douse the flames with water. The local rescue foundation arrived and rushed the woman to the Putsothorn Hospital.

A 44 year old neighbour says the women’s nickname was Mint and that she used to be a “happy girl”. The neighbour explained that she sold clothes and brand name items online. She also had her own shop in Chachoengsao.

“Mint owns another home paid for by herself near Sumpaduan Temple. She was previously married and has a 4 year old son.”

But the neighbour said her mood changed after the divorce from her husband. The neighbour believes that Mint was struggling with serious depression as a result of her family issues.

“Mint had everything in her life, but the divorce left a hole in her.”

Mint’s 89 year old the grandmother told police she had come to stay at her house for a while. Normally Mint will come to stay with her after fights with a family member. On the night of the first day, someone saw Mint standing and staring at the crematory in the temple near her grandmother’s home.

The doctors informed family members there is only a 10% survival chance for Mint. She has been sent to the Chonburi Hospital for further medical care. Doctors report that she is currently extremely dehydrated and her body is still bleeding from the burns.



Want more from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

Leave a comment below or join the discussion on Thaiger Talk Forums.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Read more headlines, reports & breaking news in Bangkok. Or catch up on your Thailand news.

If you have story ideas, a restaurant to review, an event to cover or an issue to discuss, contact The Thaiger editorial staff.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

Vietnam strikes deal to manufacture vaccines, but which brand?

Crime7 hours ago

Motorbike thieves arrested after a million baht of bikes stolen

Tourism10 hours ago

300 tourism businesses given SHA Plus certification in Phuket

Phuket Sandbox July 1st


Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Sponsored by image

Chiang Rai10 hours ago

Police warn child pornography is a serious matter after teacher caught downloading clips

Weather10 hours ago

Tropical storm Koguma brings heavy rain to North, Northeast

Thailand11 hours ago

(Another) poll (also) shows Thais’ lack of confidence in vaccine campaign

Politics11 hours ago

Despite rumours, PM and goverment not planning early election

Thailand12 hours ago

Thai PM not happy with soccer gambling

Coronavirus (Covid-19)13 hours ago

Doctors demand the government be more honest about Covid-19

Songkhla13 hours ago

Songkhla officials investigate pricey street lamps

Crime14 hours ago

Illegal casino operator accused of 4 charges including murder

Thailand14 hours ago

Survey shows lack of confidence in Government’s handling of vaccinations

Thailand15 hours ago

Goverment kind of discloses what the secret budget is spent on

Weather15 hours ago

Penis statue works as village sees rain after erection

Eastern Thailand16 hours ago

Man busted for allegedly possessing over 100 marijuana plants, selling marijuana online

Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism3 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8