• Short Summary

    FIRE WHICH BROKE OUT IN THE TOWN OF U-THONG IN THAILAND'S SUPHANBURI PROVINCE ON WEDNESDAY, DESTROYED HUNDREDS OF HOMES AND LEFT TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE HOMELESS.

  • Description

    FIRE WHICH BROKE OUT IN THE TOWN OF U-THONG IN THAILAND'S SUPHANBURI PROVINCE ON WEDNESDAY, DESTROYED HUNDREDS OF HOMES AND LEFT TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE HOMELESS. IN ADDITION ONE GIRL DIED AND TWO LOOTERS WERE SHOT DEAD.

    THE GIGANTIC BLAZE BURNED DOWN SOME 800 BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS AND DID DAMAGE TOTALLING ABOUT 20 MILLION ON BAHT (333,000 STERLING).

    ONE SMALL GIRL WAS TRAPPED IN A SHOP AND DIED. IN ANOTHER SHOP BELONGING TO A GOLDSMITH AND SILVERSMITH, THE OWNER SURPRISED TWO LOOTERS IN THE ACT OF TAKING VALUABLES. HE SHOT AND KILLED THEM BOTH.

    POLICE LATER SAID THE FIRE HAD STARTED IN A HOTEL FROM WHICH IT SPREAD BEFORE IT COULD BE BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL SOME SEVEN HOURS LATER.

    POLICE DETAINED THE OWNER OF THE HOTEL AND QUESTIONED A NUMBER OF OTHER PEOPLE IN AN EFFORT TO FIND OUT HOW THE TRAGIC BLAZE BEGAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA40AXN9HAFNTG9WJAOHQAIU166
    Media URN:
    VLVA40AXN9HAFNTG9WJAOHQAIU166
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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