6 June 2024

Another victim of the Mountain B pub fire in Chon Buri on the night of August 5th died yesterday (Saturday) in hospital, bringing the death toll from one of the worst pub fires in Thailand to 21.

The 28-year-old victim, Napat Fungthammasarn, an engineer, sustained 95% burns and had been hospitalised since August 5th. His mother said that the victim went through two surgical operations, but his condition did not seem to improve, though he could communicate by nodding his head.

In recent days, however, he had fallen into unconsciousness. According to the Chon Buri public relations office, 21 victims of the fire have died, 15 have recovered and been discharged from hospital, with the other 19 remaining in hospital, including seven still on ventilators.

Napat’s mother claims that the family has not yet received any financial compensation from the owner of the pub or any help from state agencies.

She also said that it has been inconvenient for her to contact officials in Chon Buri to seek financial help, because she had to visit her son in hospital in Nonthaburi province every day and she has no relatives in Chon Buri who could act on her behalf.