A 36-year-old commander of the Royal Thai Navy was reported as the 17th fatality in the Mountain B nightclub fire.
A very recent report has confirmed that a naval officer, Pralitdet Chumngern, a 36-year-old commander of the Royal Thai Navy, died peacefully at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok from severe burns.
Pralitdet is considered the 17th victim of the Mountain B-nightclub fire, following the lead of Sittichai Ouilert, who died the day before yesterday. According to his family and friends, he was one of the best pilots in the Royal Thai Navy and a hero who helped several victims from the burning club.
Despite receiving a blood donation and staying in an intensive care unit for days, Officer Pralitdet sadly succumbed to his injuries and died around 8 p.m. last night.
His body would reportedly be transferred to the naval base in Sattahip for further religious rites, his family said.
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