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Tourist Dies in Bangkok Inferno

10 April 2012

A French tourist has been killed in an overnight fire that engulfed an illegally operated budget hotel in one of the Thai capital’s main tourist districts. Police say the fire started at a bar on the ground floor of a three-story building in the city’s Khao San Road neighborhood, an area popular with backpackers and budget travelers. Five tourists escaped but a 27-year-old Frenchman was found burned to death. Police Capt Charnchai Changwang said on Monday that the top floor of the building was occupied by an illegal guesthouse offering small rooms at cheap rates.—AP

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