Connect with us

News

Taxi catches fire outside Cassia Laguna Hotel – No injuries

Published

 on 

Officials at the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) stationed in Cherng Talay were notified of an incident in front of Cassia Hotel in Laguna, Cherng Talay at 9:05pm last night (May 11).

Fire fighters with two water trucks arrived at the scene along with the Cherng Talay Police.

At the scene they found a burnt white Toyota taxi on the road. The taxi driver, 28 year old Watcharachai Paka, and three members of a Chinese tourist family were waiting 50 metres from the taxi.

It’s took 20 minutes for firefighters to control the fire. The engine compartment and front end were badly damaged. A gas bottle was found installed in the back of the taxi. No injuries were reported.

Mr Watcharachai told police that he was driving from the Phuket International Airport to Angsana Hotel with the three Chinese tourists.

When they were approaching the hotel he smelled something burning. After that they could see fire coming from the engine area at the front of the car. He stopped the car and asked the Chinese tourists to get out of the car with their luggage.

A security man nearby saw the incident, tried to help and put out the fire, but failed. Fire fighters were called immediately and were on the scene within minutes.

At this stage police believed that there was a problem in the plumbing between the gas bottle and the engine that might have started the fire.

Forensic police are now checking the car to find the cause.

The Chinese tourists eventually arrived at Angsana after their unscheduled ‘light show’ on the trip from the airport.

Taxi catches fire outside Cassia Laguna Hotel - No injuries | News by Thaiger

Taxi catches fire outside Cassia Laguna Hotel - No injuries | News by Thaiger Taxi catches fire outside Cassia Laguna Hotel - No injuries | News by Thaiger

PHOTOS: Cherng Talay Police

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

collecting news

Follow Thaiger by email:

Politics3 hours ago

Vladimir Putin officially annexed four parts of Ukraine

Transport5 hours ago

Phuket Airport officials pulled tourist from van, insisted they use airport taxi

Thailand6 hours ago

Thailand’s strange laws – 10 strange laws in Thailand

Sponsored2 days ago

10 Best Seed Banks that Ship Cannabis Seeds Discreetly to You (Free US Shipping)

Politics6 hours ago

The long goodbye – Which way now for PM Prayut?

Pattaya7 hours ago

Pattaya Police Chief cleared of vice slurs, back on duty

Tourism8 hours ago

Reopening Thailand has a busy activity schedule

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Tourism8 hours ago

Today is the day! Full post-pandemic Thailand reopening

Pollution10 hours ago

Garbage in canals is worsening flooding in Bangkok

Weather10 hours ago

Hurricane Ian lashes South Carolina

Tourism11 hours ago

5-star squatters evicted from Layan Beach

Video11 hours ago

All you need to know about Thailand’s Vegetarian Festival

Protests12 hours ago

Anti-Prayut rallies expected across Bangkok

What you get for $X1 day ago

What $100,000 buys you for a condo in Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui and Hua Hin

Thailand1 day ago

Thailand News Today | Activists plan protests all across Thailand

Thailand1 day ago

Snitching on parking space hoggers could earn you 5,000 baht in Thailand

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

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

Tourism2 years ago

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

Phuket2 years ago

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

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

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

Tourism2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Trending