Prosecutors to indict pub execs in Santika blaze disaster

The Shangri-La hotel and the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok

The Shangri-La hotel and the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. Photo: Terence Ong.

BANGKOK, Feb 16 (TNA) – Thai prosecutors on Monday decided to indict managers of the Santika Club and other persons involved in organising the New Year’s Eve party which became a fire tragedy killing 66 party-goers last year.

Warutporn Nimitkul, director-general of the Department of Southern Bangkok Criminal Litigation, said after the case consideration that prosecutors agreed to proceed the case against seven persons including club managers Wisuth Setsawat and Suriya Ritrabue.

Others who will be charged include Thawatchai Thumma, general manager in charge of the club premises, Putthipong Wilakkree, marketing manager and Pongthep Chinda, entertainment manager, the senior prosecutor said.


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