Chatuchak Weekend Market stalls

More than 5,000 animals killed; Bangkok governor orders suspension of animal sales

BANGKOK, June 13 (TNA) – Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt has announced a suspension of the pet market operations after the fire on Tuesday killed over 5,000 animals.

Fire in Chatuchak market pet area claims 1,000 animals’ lives

Bangkok Governor addressed the fire at Srisamorn Market, located within the responsibility of the State Railway of Thailand but overseen by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

Governor Chadchart announced a suspension of market operations. The State Railway must seek permission from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration before reopening, and vendors must obtain approval to resume pet trading.

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