Hundreds of Animals Charred to Death as Pet Shops Catch Fire in Bangkok

Hundreds of caged dogs, cats, birds and snakes were charred to death as a major fire engulfed Bangkok’s famed Chatuchak market on Tuesday damaging more than 100 stalls. The market is a top tourist spot.

The fire is said to have started in the ornamental fish zone in Srisomrat Market, adjacent to the bigger Chatuchak at around 4:00 am local time.

The fire damaged more than 100 stalls in the area. But no humans were harmed in the fire accident. But several caged animals died at the fire devastated market, which belongs to the State Railway of Thailand. The cause is being investigated, Tivakorn added.

According to Bangkok’s local media, hundreds of pets had died in the fire.

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt visited the site and said people could help affected shop owners by offering to house surviving animals.

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