Victims of Bangkok’s Bon Kai community fire received free accommodation for a month

The National Housing Authority has offered temporary accommodation to victims of a fire in the Bon Kai community in Bangkok.

The authority says residents can stay for one month for free and then pay 999 baht per month thereafter.

The fire broke out in the Bon Kai community on Rama 4 Road in the Pathumwan district of Bangkok on Tuesday. Fortunately, no deaths were reported. Only 5 residents suffered from smoke-related inhalation or were injured after falling while running out of the building.

The a fire damaged 30 houses in the community making about 100 people homeless.

Residents have been instructed to file a complaint with the police and report any damage to their homes and belongings in order to claim compensation, repair costs and a budget to rent temporary accommodation.

Bangkok has set up a short-term temporary shelter at the Bon Kai Youth Club for residents. However, people still have to find housing while their homes are being repaired.

National Housing Authority director Thaweepong Wichaidit visited the Bon Kai Youth Club shelter today to see how residents are coping. Thaweepong revealed that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is worried about the victims and urged all relevant departments to help residents as soon as possible.

Thaweepong revealed that the National Housing Authority is working closely with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security to prepare temporary housing for residents of a national housing project called Pron Praruang Prasit Housing, located on Sukhaphiban 5 Road in Sai Mai district.

There are 100 rooms available and the National Housing Authority will allow the homeless group to stay free for the first month. After that, residents will have to pay 999 baht per month.

As the Porn Praruang Prasit housing is located nearly 30 kilometers from the Bon Kai community, the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security will help find new schools for the children of the families.

THE SOURCE: Matichon | Channel 7

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