Connect with us

Pattaya

Pattaya driver whose car burst into flames says he’s lost a million baht in cash

Maya Taylor

Published 

 on 

PHOTO: Screenshot from You Tube / Sattahip News

A young Pattaya motorist, whose car burst into flames while he was driving to the bank, says he’s lost 1 million baht in cash in the blaze. The driver, named by the Pattaya News as 24 year old Jirayus Amnuayborisut, says he was on his way to deposit the cash at the bank yesterday when his car spontaneously caught fire on Sukhumvit Road in South Pattaya.

The Pattaya News reports that firefighters were informed of the incident around 12.30 yesterday afternoon and a fire engine and crew arrived to find a car fully ablaze. It took firefighters over 10 minutes to extinguish the fire, in which the vehicle was completely destroyed. And according to Jirayus, that wasn’t the only thing.

“I was heading to the bank to make a deposit. There was black smoke coming out from the engine room and inside the cab while on my way there. I tried to grab a bag full of 1 million baht cash and a mobile phone but it was too late. All items were destroyed.”

Jirayus did not say if the cash was insured. Officers from Chon Buri police are investigating the cause of the fire, but have not commented on the driver’s claim.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Avatar

    Timmytime

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11:29 am

    Never buy a Nissan, worst jap car ever.

  2. Avatar

    Joe

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11:41 am

    B.S the first thing you would grab is the money, it would only take a few seconds.

  3. Avatar

    Ian Jones

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Desperate times beings desperate methods…

    Insured money? How could you insure money? Do you show the cash to a cashier at 7-Eleven and get paperwork, or…?

  4. Avatar

    Colin G

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Yes, of course. What a terrible coincidence. Fortunately, a forensic investigation should be able to support his claim and dispel any thought that it might not be true.

  5. Avatar

    Nigel

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    I also heard he had two large bars of gold bullion in the car. Unfortunately the heat melted the gold and it dripped out of a hole in the car and down the drain 🤔🤔

  6. Avatar

    James R

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    @Ian Jones – You insure money via an insurance on a business, I assume he must have been taking his cash takings to the bank. I used to have such insurance here in the UK so I assume you can do the same in Thailand.

    If it is true, he did the right thing and got out of the car quickly as his life is worth more than a miserly million baht.

  7. Avatar

    Ray

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Fire resistant metal cash boxes aren’t that expensive.

  8. Avatar

    Colin G

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    @James R – “If it is true…” Exactly, hence my suggestion earlier that there should be sufficient forensic evidence to support the fact that he was carrying a large sum of money in the car. Otherwise:
    #crocodileatemyhomework

  9. Avatar

    James R

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Colin G

    I am sure the insurance company would investigate, the police may not as they do not have to pay it back.

    I used to carry the money I paid into the bank from my business in a plastic bag so it looked like shopping.

    Anyway he was OK, the money is replaceable.

Leave a Reply

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



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

A seasoned writer, with a degree in Creative Writing. Over ten years' experience in producing blog and magazine articles, news reports and website content.

Pattaya

Pattaya motorbike taxi driver dies after being hit by car while trying to save dog

Maya Taylor

Published

on

A female motorbike taxi driver has been killed after she was struck by a car while trying to save a stray dog on a Pattaya highway. The Pattaya News reports that the tragic incident occurred on Sukhumvit Road near the Chaiyapruek Intersection around 8pm on Sunday night.

It’s understood the woman, named as 21 year old Roongnapa Jaroensook was trying to help a dog off the highway when a car struck her motorbike. The vehicle was being driven by a 29 year old unnamed German national. Police arrived at the scene to find the body of Roongnapa and her heavily damaged bike nearby.

According to the Pattaya News, the driver of the car was not injured in the incident and was taken to Pattaya City Police Station for questioning. Meanwhile, officers are reviewing CCTV footage from the area and it’s not yet known if the German man will face any legal action. He is reported to have been cooperative when questioned by police.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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

Continue Reading

Pattaya

Pattaya fisherman surprised by friendly whale shark visit

Neill Fronde

Published

on

PHOTO: A friendly whale shark approved a surprised fisherman this week in Pattaya. (via Facebook ไม่หยุดอยู่นิ่ง นาเกลือ)

A local Pattaya fisherman had a shocking surprise visitor and was conscious enough to record a video to share with the world. The man, a fisherman for 10 years, posted 2 videos to Facebook on Wednesday of what appears to be a friendly whale shark casually visiting his fishing boat. Sightings in Pattaya of the majestic sea creature are relatively rare.

Whale sharks are the largest known fish species still living on Earth. They average from 5.5 to 10 metres in length, but the largest shark ever confirmed had a length of 18.8 metres.

The man, who goes by Mai Yud Yoo Ning Naklua (ไม่หยุดอยู่นิ่ง นาเกลือ) was sailing near Pai Island when the shark approached. The shark spent several minutes floating just inches from the boat and could be seen with shark suckers flanking it. The whale shark swam around the back of the boat and the man was able to capture a 3-minute video of the shark and another 49-second video where he can be seen getting up close and personal with the sea creature as it surfaced.

The Facebook video can be viewed on his original post, seen here. The man’s post showed his excitement, as he described that it was his first time experiencing this in his 10 years on a fishing boat.

“This is my first time seeing a whale shark. I have been a fisherman for ten years and have heard many stories but this is my first opportunity to see one and share it with the world.”

Locals in the Koh Larn area believe the appearance of this friendly fish is a sign that the environment is thriving. Covid-19 has prevented the throngs of tourists that normally flood the area, and with the reduction in traffic and boats churning the water, marine life such as whale sharks can safely return. In the waters off the coast of Pattaya, it appears that nature is healing.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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

Continue Reading

Weather

Pattaya fishing boat capsized in storm, 2 crew rescued, 2 missing

Neill Fronde

Published

on

FILE PHOTO: A Thai fishing boat capsized with 2 crewmembers rescued and 2 still missing at sea. (via Snappy Goat)

2 members of a fishing boat crew are still missing after a strong storm that capsized their boat off the Pattaya coast. Yesterday morning 2 people on board the boat were rescued after it was flipped in the high waves but confirmed that 2 more crew were aboard the ship and have not been found. The accident took place off Nongprue near the island of Pai.

The unnamed boat captain and another crew member were picked up by another local fishing boat in the area, but they were reported to have spent quite a while in the open water first, clinging to debris to stay afloat about 1.6 kilometres from the shore. The two crew members missing in the storm were a 60 year old man and a 31 year old man.

The captain of the boat that rescued the 2 men recalled rough waters and torrential downpours with a huge wave that capsized the fishing boat. He found the men shouting for help, holding on for dear life to big empty water jugs floating on the sea surface.

The Royal Thai Navy was contacted about the capsizing yesterday morning and naval officers searched all day for the 2 missing crew members without any luck. They continued the search this morning.

About 50 kilometres away, Rayong saw a similar tragedy in the same heavy storm, while rains pounded many parts of Thailand. A fishing boat there was also capsized in the storm with one crew member rescued. A second crewman was later found dead and a third is still lost at sea as rescue workers search.

Chon Buri has been particularly hard hit in the recent stormy weather in Thailand with high wind alerts and heavy rain. The Thai Meteorological Department is forecasting many more storms to come and is advising all local fishermen on small fishing boats to stay on land, especially overnight when the storms have been intensifying.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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

Continue Reading

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand2 months ago

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

Tourism2 months ago

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

Phuket2 months ago

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

Tourism3 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand3 months ago

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

Tourism3 months ago

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

Thailand4 months ago

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

Thailand4 months ago

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

Thailand4 months ago

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

Thailand4 months ago

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

Thailand4 months ago

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

Thailand4 months ago

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

Thailand4 months ago

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

Thailand4 months ago

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

Thailand4 months ago

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

Trending