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24 February 2010


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A reliable source (thank you, Add) tells me that the gold was in a safe. Good thinking.


Lawrence a gold shop was a part of the mass blaze, sounds suspicious. There must have been Thai's swarming all over the site way before the flames were doused, then again, perhaps not. These fires happen often in the LOS and the businesses are usually 'full' of goods at the time. The insurance people have seen it all before.


You're an old cynic way before your time, Martyn!

David Garner

The old lady who died was the owner of the gold shop.The family have another shop in the old part of Ubon.Her funeral was on Friday,my wife went.She didn't set fire to the shop and kill herself for the insurance money.


Thanks for that clarification, David. It didn't occur to me that she might have. I am sure the 'electrical fault' is indeed the cause of lots of these tragedies in old houses.


Lawrence and David - My apologies if my comment caused offence but at the time of writing it was meant rather tongue in cheek. These accidents do happen a lot in Thailand and I realize the old women would have had no part in it as indeed nobody else had.

My thoughts go out to the old lady and her family and once again my apologies for my remark.


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