11 July 2024

The deadly inferno at the Mountain B pub in Sattahip district of Chon Buri on August 5th claimed its 24th life last night (Monday), at the Somdech Phra Pinklao military hospital in Thon Buri.

The latest victim, Pattharakrit Suwanchim, a non-commissioned naval officer, was pronounced dead at 8.40pm. He had been hospitalised since he sustained severe burns when the fire struck the pub.

57 other people were injured in the blaze, some of whom have since died. 11 others are still in hospital, including three who are on ventilators.

It was later discovered that the pub did not have an appropriate license, but did hold a license to operate as a restaurant. The premises had also been illegally modified.

Relatives of some of the victims have complained about slow progress in the case and are demanding that the Department of Special Investigation take it over from the local police.

Compensation claims of over 240 million baht have been demanded from the owner of the pub.