Phi Phi islands tourism operators ask for fire trucks for the island

Tourism operators on the Phi Phi Island are demanding fire trucks to be based on this popular tourist destination following a huge fire on Tuesday (Feb 6) which has extensively damaged 25 row shophouses several of which are small resorts, hostels and eateries. Nine Thai and foreign tourists were injured and several foreign tourists have lost their passports believed to be burned in the damaged hostels and resorts. Mr Kanakorn Wongna, a tour operator on the island, said that Tuesday’s fire incident has exposed the island’s complete lack of equipment to deal with a fire incident. He pointed out that Phi Phi island was a big crowded community with many construction structures catering to the need of tourists, but not a fire truck.  He said a small fire truck equipped with a 1,000-2,000 litre of water tank would suffice plus fire extinguishers equipped at different points on the island. Meanwhile,...


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