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Fire Damages ‘Hell Money’ Shophouse in Chinatown

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Street in Chinatown, Bangkok

A street in Chinatown, Bangkok. Photo: Aden Ardenrich (Pixabay).


BANGKOK — A shophouse went up in flames Thursday in Chinatown just as the community there was gearing up to celebrate Chinese New Year.

The fire broke out at a shop selling “hell money” – piles of mock banknotes and gold and silver colored papers – on Texas Alley before it spread to a nearby building. After an hour of struggling to control the flames in the narrow and crowded alley, firefighters extinguished the blaze at about 11am.

Full story: khaosodenglish.com

By Teeranai Charuvastra
Khaosod English


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