Klong Toey arson suspects arrested
- Published: 21 Oct 2013 at 21.46
- Online news:
A husband and wife have been arrested for causing a large fire in Bangkok's Klong Toey district on Saturday night after a domestic dispute.
Police identified the husband as Sompon Kham-in, 48, and his wife Chantana Patcharasopit, 37.
The couple allegedly confessed to police that they had been drunk and argued before the incident in Rom Klao community.
Mrs Chatana said she set fire to her husband’s clothes out of anger, but flames spread quickly through their house and they could not contain the blaze, so fled the scene.
Witnesses earlier told police they saw Mrs Chatana pouring fuel over her house before setting it alight after a fierce argument with her husband.
The fire damaged about 50 wooden houses, affecting around 200 people. Officials in Klong Toey district have provided temporary shelters and assistance to those in need.