300 GUESTS

  • MORE THAN 300 GUESTS FLED FROM THEIR PATTAYA HOTEL ROOMS WHEN FIRE BROKE OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

    A stampede of more than 300 guests fled a three-star Pattaya hotel in a panic in the wee hours of yesterday morning when a fire suddenly broke out on the building’s 12th floor.

    Fortunately, there were no casualties.

    At 1:30AM, Muang Pattaya police received a report regarding a fire at the 14-story beachfront Grand Jomtien Palace Hotel located in Chonburi province’s Bang Lamung District.

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    The fire caused a power blackout inside the hotel, which was rapidly filling with smoke, according to Workpoint.

    At that point, guests — many of whom were Chinese and Russian tourists — and employees began rushing for the exits.

    It reportedly took firefighters about 30 minutes to put out the fire, which they believe began in the 12th-floor control room.

    Initial inspection led investigators to suspect that a short circuit was the cause of the flames. However, investigations into the incident continue.

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