Fire destroys 20 Bangkok squatter houses

Squatter Houses: A fire swept through a Bangkok squatter community in Thon Buri district late on Friday night, burning down some 20 houses.


Police said the fire broke out at 11.30pm at the community on Soi Taksin 4 in Bang Yi Rua sub-district.

Firefighters took about one and a half hours to control the fast-moving blaze.

Several people were slightly injured after inhaling smoke.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined by police.

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