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2 supermarkets set fire in arson string in Thailand


15:51, March 01, 2012

BANGKOK, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Police believed that two department stores -- local brand Tani Super and foreign retailer Big C in downtown Muang district in the deep south of Pattani province were set ablaze by arsonist very early Thursday morning.

The first fire took place at about 1.00 a.m. on Thursday at food center floor in Tani Super and continued for over one hour. Four fire trucks rushed to the scene and the firemen needed to take roughly half an hour to put the fire under control.

In a related development, the police received a report that another fire occurred at Big C supermarket also in downtown Muang district soon after the first fire broke out. The flame was believed to start from the warehouse where a security guard initially noticed the fire.

Another incident broke out at a rubber warehouse in Kok-pho district of Pattani but damage cost was not yet estimated.

The police believed the incidents were arsons as they were done at almost the same time but will launch further investigation as soon as possible.


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