Mountain B pub fire claims 19th victim as 23-year-old succumbs
The girlfriend of a performer at the Mountain B pub in Chonburi’s Sattahip district succumbed to third-degree burns on Monday, becoming the 19th victim to die from the blaze.
The nightclub caught fire at about 1am on August 5, killing 13 people on the spot and injuring scores of others. The singer Chatchai Chuenkha, 30, was among the 13 who died at the site.
The victim’s mother Weena Insiri, 54, said on Facebook that her 23-year-old daughter Atitaya Insiri had passed away at 2.50am on Monday.
Atitaya was being treated at Chonburi Hospital for third-degree burns all over her body. She said her daughter’s body had been wrapped up with gauze and was put on a respirator.
“Atitaya died from septic shock after her blood was infected,” she said, adding that she believes her daughter tried her best to pull through.
Funeral rituals for Atitaya will be held at Wat Na Ta Khwan in Rayong.
Weena said the pub owner had provided the family with a total compensation of 20,000 baht but vowed to fight for more now that she has lost her daughter.