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RAWAI, PHUKET: A fire at the ‘Mr India’ restaurant on Wiset Road last night caused an estimated 300,000 baht in damages and brought an abrupt end to the meals customers were enjoying.

Chalong Police Inspector Chana Suthimas said it took a total of four fire trucks about 30 minutes to contain the blaze, which broke out in the two-unit shophouse restaurant at about 11:30pm.

The fire started as guests were still enjoying their meals in the restaurant, which, as its name suggests, specializes in the culinary offerings of the subcontinent.

By the time Chalong Police Superintendent Chinnarat Rittakananond and investigating officers arrived, a crowd of Thais and foreigners had gathered to watch the blaze engulf the two-story building.

The damage is initially estimated at about 300,000 baht.

Owner Yashsal Singh said the fire started on the second floor.

All inside the building managed to escape; there were no reports of injury.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire.

They suspect faulty wiring may have been the culprit.

— Gazette reporter

 

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