This incident took place in Songkhla province at 3 am on the 18th of this month. The security footage shows a car crashing into the furniture store in Hat Yai, Songkhla province. The crash starts a fire as it slowly eats the furniture store into nothingness. The owner is in the healing process and is ready to start again after the case has gone through prosecution. He wishes that this is a good example of what can happen when you decide to drive after drinking.
The total damage reaches 80 million THB as the furniture inside is destroyed along with parts of the building. It was later discovered that the driver is a man named Paruehat 26 years old. The driver was extremely drunk when he crashed into the furniture store, soldiers that happened to be near the incident at the time dragged out the driver from his car before sending him to the hospital.
Acharee Wandubdullah the owner of the furniture store reported that himself along with 20 of his employees were sleeping in their bedrooms located at the back of the store. Suddenly, some soldiers rushed in to find them and told them that there was a fire in the store. They proceeded to escape the store before the fire reached them and were able to take 15 vehicles parked inside the property along with them. These vehicles included personal cars, motorbikes, and furniture delivery trucks.
It is estimated that over 80 million THB has been lost to this fire with 40 million to the construction of the building and 40 million THB to the furniture destroyed in the fire. The money used in the furniture store is from Acharee’s 25 years of work in the furniture industry. Out of the 3 branches of furniture store’s Acharee states that this is the largest branch he owns.
Acharee is a fighter that will renovate the store right away after the prosecution process has passed. He realizes that there is a high chance that the 80 million THB lost is likely to be gone forever. He wishes that this will be a lesson to drunk drivers that not only can you harm yourself but you can hurt innocent people. The amount of damage is likely to be much higher than what the drunk driver can repay and his employee’s families are also affected from the incident as over 40 people work in the 3 branches of the furniture stores Acharee own’s.
On the day after the fire, locals visited Acharee to show support all day round. Acharee appears to be staying strong with hope for a better tomorrow. The drunk driver is still at the hospital, the police have not yet been able to interview him but they are already collecting the evidence to evaluate the damage caused to Acharee.
FB Caption: The owner and 20 employees were sleeping at the back of the store when crashed started a fire in the furniture store. Soldier’s in the area rushed in to help them get out along with 15 vehicles.
Source: Workpoint News