Cat-astrophic fire in Bangkok building kills 21 cats, injures five

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A devastating fire last night engulfed a four-storey commercial building in Don Mueang, Bangkok, leaving 21 cats dead and five others injured. Within ten minutes, firefighters managed to control the blaze, which erupted.

The fire broke out at 10.20pm, yesterday, July 7, in a residential area on Chang Akat Uthit 15 Alley, Don Mueang. Local police coordinated with fire services and rescue teams from Don Mueang and the Ruamkatanyu Foundation in Bangkok to respond swiftly to the fire.

Upon arriving at the scene, thick smoke and flames were seen billowing from the second floor of the four-storey commercial building. Firefighters quickly doused the flames with water to prevent the fire from spreading further. Fortunately, no human casualties were reported, and no one was found trapped inside the building.

The sight that greeted rescuers was heart-wrenching. Inside a room on the second floor, 21 cats lay lifeless, victims of the inferno. Five other cats were found suffering from smoke inhalation and were promptly given oxygen by rescue workers to save their lives.

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Police are currently questioning the owner of the affected room to gather more information. Preliminary investigations suggest that an electrical short circuit might have caused the fire. The police will work closely with the forensic department to conduct a thorough investigation and determine the precise cause of the blaze, reported KhaoSod.

This tragic incident serves as a cruel reminder of the dangers posed by electrical faults, the importance of regular safety checks, and the implementation of stringent safety measures in residential areas to protect both humans and animals from such disasters.

In related news, a fire that ravaged the Trok Pho community in Yaowarat, Bangkok’s Chinatown, was brought under control late last night after igniting around 9pm. The blaze left approximately 30 people injured.

Firefighters received reports of the fire beginning at 8.42pm, yesterday, in the Trok Pho area along Yaowarat Road in the Samphanthawong district. The fire quickly spread through the 3,200-square-metre community, which housed around 30 wooden residences.

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Ryan Turner

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