'Help us! We don't want to die!'

'Help us! We don't want to die!'

Blaze survivors recall hellish moments at tower block, hail safety training

Among the three people killed when a blaze broke out at Ratchathewi Apartment early Tuesday morning was an 18-year-old student who attended the prestigious Triamudom Suksa School and dreamed of being a doctor. He died of smoke inhalation.

While the teenager tragically succumbed to the inferno, other survivors told the Bangkok Post the reason they were still breathing was due to the fire-safety training they had received beforehand, either at school or elsewhere.

They suggested this training was crucial to ensure the survival of people who live in crowded apartment blocks in big cities where fires can break out at any time.

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