Fire Destroys Nearly 70 Moken Tribe Homes

 Fire Destroys Nearly 70 Moken Tribe Homes

A Moken boat in Surin Island, Thailand Photo: Ronnakorn Potisuwan.

PHANG NGA — Hundreds of Moken tribe members were evacuated after nearly 70 homes on Koh Surin were destroyed in a major fire Sunday night.

At around 9:30pm, officials were alerted to a fire breaking out in the Phang Nga province island’s Moken Village. Under heavy winds, the fire quickly spread and destroyed about 65 wooden homes, sending residents running for their lives, according to Gov. Siripat Pattanakul.

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By Chayanit Itthipongmaetee
Khaosod English


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