Chon Buri

  • UPDATE: Chon Buri police couldn’t find victim of car crash… on the back seat

    UPDATE The Director of the Inter-City Motorway Division, Highway Department, Thanasak Wongthanakijcharoen, defended his highway officers after they were criticised for their slapstick approach to a car crash investigation which couldn’t find the body of the dead driver in the rear of the vehicle. The director said his team didn’t look for the driver’s corpse because it is a department…

  • Chon Buri police couldn’t find victim of car crash on back seat

    Chon Buri Highway Police rescue team has been slammed by Thai netizens for their slapstick approach because they couldn’t find the dead body of a man who crashed his car. The dead body of the driver lay in the car’s wreckage for 12 hours after the accident before he was found. The body of 68 year old Pattarachai Auttaporn was…

  • Mountain B fire death toll rises to 16

    The Mountain B tragedy continues as another person injured in the fire dies in hospital. A 23 year old man identified as Sittichai Ouilert died at Chon Buri hospital at 10.21pm yesterday, after he was caught in the fire which swept through a Chon Buri nightclub on Thursday night. A total of 13 people died at the scene in the…

  • Faulty wiring, poor construction, unsafe materials in Mountain B fire

    As more details emerge on the horrific fire at the Mountain B Pub that took the lives of 15 victims with 38 more hospitalised, The Thaiger continues daily roundups of new developments. Yesterday’s can be found here (about the victims and owners) and here (about the response from authorities). Read on to learn about the construction issues and inspections, or…

  • Mountain B: Owner out on bail, Bangkok club inspection, viral moment

    As more details emerge on the horrific fire at the Mountain B Pub that took the lives of 15 victims with 38 more hospitalised, The Thaiger continues daily roundups of new developments. Read on to learn about authorities’ actions regarding the owner, other club inspections, and a viral moment, or click here to read about the construction issues and inspections. Owner…

  • Court releases Mountain B owner on bail for 300k baht following fire in eastern Thailand

    Today, Pattaya Provincial Court released “Sia B” – the 27 year old owner of Mountain B pub – on bail for 300,000 baht. He was arrested on Saturday following the tragic fire that struck Mountain B pub in Sattahip district of Chon Buri province on Friday, killing 15 people in total and injuring 40 more. Sia B was released on…

  • Cheap sound absorption panels believed to be cause of Mountain B fire

    Cheap and flammable sound absorption panels are thought to have caused the tragic fire at Mountain B nightclub in Sattahip district, Chon Buri province, on Thursday night. The total death toll rose to 15 after a man injured in the fire died in hospital on Saturday. Around 40 people were injured in total. The owners of Mountain B soundproofed the…

  • Mountain Pub fire: 15 victims dead, owner arrested, club uninsured

    In the past 24 hours, many updates have been revealed regarding the horrific and tragic fire that engulfed the roof of the Mountain B nightclub in the Pattaya suburb of Sattahip which has now claimed the lives of 15 victims with 38 more injured. Latest reports say that sparks lit the soundproofing foam in seconds after two loud explosions near…

  • Police transferred, safety measures enacted in wake of Mountain B fire

    In the past 24 hours, many updates have been revealed regarding the horrific and tragic fire that engulfed the roof of the Mountain B nightclub in Pattaya suburb Sattahip which has now claimed the lives of 15 people with 38 more injured and the police response. Latest reports say that sparks lit the soundproofing foam in seconds after two loud…

  • Pub fire update: compensation, illegal operation, flaming rain

    More details are emerging about the tragic fire that tore through the Mountain B Pub in the Sattahip district of Chon Buri on Thursday evening, as reported yesterday. The building was licensed as a restaurant and opened after hours illegally, the owner was previously arrested for operating illegally, and additional exits were blocked. The pub was licenced for use solely…

  • Pattaya loan shark threatens to cut off debtor’s finger

    A department store employee from Pattaya in Chon Buri province is terrified because a loan shark threatened to cut off her finger for missing some debt repayments. The woman secretly voice recorded the creditor and took the evidence to the police. Yesterday, 35 year old Angumalee Suriya from Pattaya revealed that a loan shark offered to deduct 10,000 from her…

  • UPDATE: Chon Buri nightclub blaze kills 13 & injures 41 people

    UPDATE: The Thai government has confirmed that Mountain B pub, which was struck by a devastating fire last night, was open without a license. Police reported that the pub owner, Pongsiri [surname reserved] was arrested on July 16 this year for opening Mountain B without a license and for opening beyond the times permitted by law. An initial investigation reveals…

  • Thai PM Prayut orders safety inspections of entertainment venues after Mountain B fire

    Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered government agencies to conduct safety inspections of entertainment venues following the devastating fire last night at Mountain B pub on Sukhumvit Road in Sattahip district of Chon Buri province, killing 13 people and injuring at least 41 more. PM Prayut has ordered the relevant agencies to work with the pub owner to assist…

  • Chon Buri night club blaze kills 13 & injures 40 people

    Thirteen people died and more than 40 were injured last night after a fire broke out at the Mountain B night club in Chon Buri province. Located on Sukhumvit Road in the Sattahip District of Chon Buri, a blaze ripped through the one-story glasshouse, that has only one entrance in and out of the building, at about 1am when the…

  • Homeless Thai man turns to crime so he can get food in jail

    With no prospects of a job, no home, and no money to buy food, an old man from Chon Buri turned to a life of crime so he could get fed and have a roof over his head… in prison. The 60 year old man called Pichit was arrested in the Sattahip district, Chon Buri province, at about 3.30pm on…

  • Train severs drunk man’s legs while he slept on tracks

    dTragedy struck in Chon Buri as a drunk man lost his legs to a train after falling asleep on the train tracks. The incident took place yesterday afternoon in Nong Prue municipality in the Bang Lamung district of Chon Buri. The unidentified man was described as being around 40 years old and quite intoxicated and was found by the railway…

  • Chon Buri man shoots and kills stepson over noise

    A Chon Buri man claims he shot and killed his stepson in a fit of rage over his loud music. The stepfather, 58 year old Dairat Saelim, shot his stepson 36 year old Prasert Santalulai in the chest and right arm, killing him on the spot in their front yard in the Bor Thong district. Dairat told police that he…

  • Royal Thai Navy explains signs on Ko Samae San banning bikinis

    Thailand is known for its beautiful beaches, and Ko Samae San in Chon Buri province is a tropical paradise gem of an island with beautiful marine reserves and beaches to relax on. But the Royal Thai Navy stirred controversy recently when a photo went viral on Facebook of a sign on the beaches of Ko Samae San banning people from…

  • Loan sharks steal Pattaya mother’s electrical items

    Cruel loan sharks have stolen a single mother’s electrical appliances after she failed to keep up with repayments on a high-interest loan. The woman from Chon Buri now can’t cook for her children, store food in a fridge or watch television because they were stolen by the heartless thugs. Orawan Chunaka reported the burglary to the police and confessed she…

  • Bang Saen Beach near Pattaya to ban drinking and smoking

    Officials in Chon Buri province plan to ban the drinking of alcohol and smoking on Bang Saen Beach so they can develop the stretch as a model tourist attraction. The Thai Health Promotion Foundation, Saensuk Municipality of Muenf Chon Buri District, and the National Institute of Development Administration yesterday announced the project to upgrade Bang Saen Beach into a tourist…

  • Chon Buri man dies of heart attack in market restroom

    A man has died of a heart attack in a market restroom yesterday in the Sri Racha district of Chon Buri province. A cleaner who found the body said she had gone to check on the man in the restroom after he had been in there for a strangely long time. She then found him dead on the toilet. Sri…

  • Chon Buri man allegedly sexually abused his daughter for 9 years

    A Chon Buri man allegedly sexually abused his daughter for 9 years and stopped her stop going to school because he was afraid she would get a boyfriend. A neighbour found out about the abuse when he saw the 16 year old girl sitting on the side of the road and crying earlier this week. The neighbour then began to…