A 7-Eleven store on the outskirts of Bangkok was completely destroyed in a fire early this morning when a man lost control of his Nissan Teana and the car plowed through the front of the store.
According to the shop’s assistant manager, Prapa Modcham, 30, she was filling shelves at 3am this morning when the speeding car collided with a curbside traffic indicator pole, catching on fire before slamming into the 7-Eleven store, located in Samkhok, Pathum Thani.
After the crash, Prapa said the fire quickly spread throughout the shop. It took 10 firetrucks and 30 minutes to put out the blaze.
The cost of the damage is estimated at THB10 million.
The driver, Thanawee Thanachotechuang, 27, reportedly received minor injuries from the crash. He was sent to Pathum Thani Hospital.
Police are waiting for the results of his blood alcohol test, and the investigation is ongoing, Thairath reported.