Swedish man and daughter escape burning vehicle in Phuket

Rawai –

A Swedish driver and his daughter have survived after gasoline leaked out before his car caught fire in Rawai, Phuket.

The Chalong Police told the Phuket Express that they were notified of the accident yesterday (November 14th). The Swedish man was driving on Wiset Road heading to Rawai and gasoline was leaking out from the car before the vehicle started to catch fire.

The driver stopped the car at the Rawai Post Office and hit a wall. The car was heavily ablaze. Firefighters were called to the scene and it took about ten minutes to put out the fire. The car was significantly damaged by the fire.

The driver was identified by the Chalong Police as Mr. Hans-Ola Persson, 57, a Swedish national. He escaped from the car with his young daughter and they were not injured.

However, two unidentified people were reportedly injured in a motorbike accident on Wiset road, as seen below, where the gasoline leaked as the road was slippery. It was unclear if Chalong police would press any legal charges.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.