Fire engulfs 100-year-old teak wood temple in Ang Thong

Buddhist ceremony in Sukhothai.

Buddhist monks blesses during a ceremony in Sukhothai. Photo: Tevaprapas.

BANGKOK, 5 March 2012 (NNT) – Fire broke out at Wat Pa Mok in Ang Thong last night, setting a 100-year-old teakwood living compound ablaze. No injuries or deaths were reported while the damage is estimated to be worth 10 million baht.

Last night, police from Pa Mok station rushed to Wat Pa Mok in Pa Mok district, Ang Thong province, after being reported of the fire. It took 10 fire trucks and an hour to put out the fire.

After the inspection, police found that the ancient living compound made entirely out of teak wood had been burnt down with an estimated damage worth 10 million baht.

Wat Pa Mok’s abbot, Phra Rajsuwanmaporn, revealed that there were no monks inside the compound during the fire. Monks in the surrounding area did not see the fire until it engulfed the entire quarters. The initial cause of the fire is thought to be a short circuit.

Source: NNT

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