SUV inferno leaves two women seriously injured

Photo courtesy of Pattaya Mail

A speeding SUV spiralled out of control, crashing into a streetlight post and erupting into flames on the Mab Eiang-Laem Chabang Road on January 17. The aftermath left two women injured and the vehicle reduced to ruins after the inferno.

Eyewitnesses recounted the harrowing sequence of events, with the SUV hurtling down the road before the catastrophic collision. One of the victims trapped inside the burning Toyota Fortuner SUV was identified as 45 year old Ladawan Chotirat. The other woman remains to be identified. Both women sustained injuries, with the latter bearing burns from the fiery inferno.

Locals rushed to the scene, acting swiftly to provide essential aid to the injured duo before official responders arrived, reported Pattaya Mail.

The situation escalated when firefighters, battling against the relentless flames, managed to successfully douse the fire after a tense 15 minutes. Emergency medical personnel then administered crucial first aid, after which the injured women were transferred to Somdej Hospital in Sri Racha for additional medical attention.

In related news, a Thai driver transporting a dangerous chemical called aluminium phosphate, commonly used to eliminate agricultural pests, found himself in a precarious situation when his vehicle caught fire.

The incident unfolded on January 5 in Soi Porn Sawang 7, Samrong Nua Subdistrict, Samut Prakan. A rapid response by local fire crews and the Ruamkatanyu Foundation contained the situation, preventing a potential disaster. Aluminium phosphate, when exposed to large volumes, can cause dizziness and vomiting.

In other news, a devastating explosion at a fireworks factory resulted in 22 fatalities. The factory was still within its permit period. This tragic event has left a profound impact on a fifth-year secondary school student who lost both parents in the incident and is still in shock.

The province has established a relief centre for the victims’ families to confirm their identities and apply for financial assistance from various sectors.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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