Buddhist Temple Catches Fire

 | Wed 14 Sep 2016 05:21 ICT

CityNews – A Buddhist chapel in the temple Wat Buak Krok Noi in Nong Pa Khrang sub-district was destroyed in a fire thought to be caused by an electrical short circuit.

Fire in temple

On September 13, police and fire crews were called to the temple Wat Buak Krok Noi after black smoke was seen billowing from the chapel building. Five fire trucks took about half an hour to extinguish the fire.

Nobody was injured in the fire but most of the artifacts and belongings inside the chapel were destroyed.

Police say that the short circuit was probably due to electrical equipment left on overnight. A full investigation is underway.