More than 30 employees of one of the country's biggest automakers were taken to hospitals with injuries after a brawl broke out at the corporate New Year party in Chon Buri province.
AutoAlliance Thailand, the manufacturing joint venture between Ford and Mazda, held the celebration on Friday night for more than 4,000 of its workers at a restaurant in tambon Bo Win of Si Racha district.
Reportedly, the brawl started in front of the stage during the prize drawing event. The chaos quickly spread as glasses and other missiles were thrown with periodic explosions and gunshots also heard, according to some witnesses. A lot of property was also damaged or destroyed in the clash.
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