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No fare after fire: Passenger flees blazing Bangkok taxi

By The Nation

 

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A passenger and driver had a lucky escape when their taxi burst into flames on a Bangkok road in the early hours of Wednesday.

 

Police were alerted of the fire in Pathumwan district at 2am.

 

Firefighters took 15 minutes to put out the blaze after it engulfed the entire taxi at Soi Ratchadamri 1 off Ratchadamri Road.

 

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The driver, Sunthorn Kanyaboon, 50, said he saw flames leaping up from under the hood as he was driving over the Pratunam Bridge, so he sped off the bridge and parked to seek help.

 

Sunthorn complained his passenger had fled the scene without even bothering to pay the fare.

 

The taxi runs on LPG gas. Police have yet to determine the cause of the fire.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30357059

 
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26 minutes ago, webfact said:

Sunthorn complained his passenger had fled the scene without even bothering to pay the fare.

The taxi runs on LPG gas. Police have yet to determine the cause of the fire. 

More importantly, the police have not so far managed to apprehend the passenger.

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Taxi Goes Up In Flames Outside CentralWorld

By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich, Staff Reporter

 

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BANGKOK — Two people escaped from a flaming taxi early Wednesday morning across from Bangkok’s largest shopping mall.

 

A crowd gathered to watch firefighters put out the fire at about 2am on Ratchadamri Road, just across the Ratchaprasong intersection from from CentralWorld.

 

Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/calamity/2018/10/24/taxi-goes-up-in-flames-outside-centralworld/

 
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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Sunthorn complained his passenger had fled the scene without even bothering to pay the fare.

The taxi had a poorly fitted LPG conversion and dodgy electrical work and his car caught on fire.

 

 

I know what I would do if I was the passenger – run for the hills.

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

The taxi runs on LPG gas. Police have yet to determine the cause of the fire.

Oh, come on now, isn't it obvious Mr. Policeman......It was a lightning strike.......🤔

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1 minute ago, AhFarangJa said:

Oh, come on now, isn't it obvious Mr. Policeman......It was a lightning strike.......🤔

He obviously incurred the wrath of the gods - not by refusing the use the meter, I'm sure.

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Sunthorn complained his passenger had fled the scene without even bothering to pay the fare.

Luckily his meter survived the fire. So just need to appeal on Facebook, and Somchai will be along shortly to pay the fare.

 

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

Sunthorn complained his passenger had fled the scene without even bothering to pay the fare

Why the passenger had to pay?? 

You not bring the passenger to the destination 

Just be happy no one died 

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3 hours ago, Ulic said:

Complaints about an unpaid fare when the customer is forced to flee for his life, ridiculous. 

 

It's possible as well that he had a sense of humor and was making light, excuse the pun, of a bad situation. 

 

Thai people can be witty as well, you know!

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