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Tourists hospitalised after fire rips through Pattaya Walking Street

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Two tourists were rushed to hospital after a fire ripped through bars in Pattaya’s Walking Street.

Scores of expats and tourists fled in terror after explosions were heard around 10.30pm on Saturday night.

Tourists hospitalised after fire rips through Pattaya Walking Street | News by Samui TimesBar girls could be seen running to safety as the fire quickly spread from the Marine Disco to neighbouring bars and properties.

Tourists reported seeing sparks fly followed by a series of large explosions as an electrical box and motorcycles also caught fire.

Sophon TV reported that medical staff and fire crews were on the scene within minutes and the fire was eventually brought under control after half an hour.

Officials have promised a full investigation into the fire, which is suspected to be caused by a faulty electrical transformer.

Damage was estimated to be between 5-10 million baht, officials said.

Those requiring medical treatment were taken to Pattaya Memorial Hospital where they treated for burns and smoke inhalation.

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