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Elderly man with Parkinson’s dies in Suphan Buri house fire

Oct 23. 2017
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By The Nation

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A 74-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease died early Monday when he was unable to escape a house fire in Suphan Buri.

Si Prachan district police got the call at 5.45am and three fire engines were dispatched, but the raised, single-floor teak house was already engulfed in flames.

A pickup truck, car and three motorcycles parked outside were damaged.

The charred remains of Sanoh Phothong were found on an upper platform of the house.

His daughter, Lakhana Phothong, 45, said 10 people lived there, including three young children.

She was awakened by neighbours’ cries and saw flames in the roof.

Unable to bring the blaze under control, she evacuated the children, but was unable to reach her father.

Lakhana’s younger sister also suffered a knee injury jumping out of a window.

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