Authorities Identify all 23 Victims Killed in Fireworks Factory Explosion


Authorities have completed the identification of all 23 victims killed in last week’s fireworks factory explosion in Suphan Buri’s capital district, with the remains having been returned to each victim’s family after a thorough forensic investigation using fingerprint and DNA analysis.

Deputy National Police Chief Pol Gen Kittirat Phanphet confirmed that the final missing human part was discovered in a nearby pond, concluding the exhaustive search for remains and chemical residues in the area.

To ensure the well-being of the surrounding communities, Papinwit Laongkaew, head of the Suphan Buri Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office, said the provincial governor has been tasked with providing further assistance to those affected by the tragedy and verifying that local water sources remain uncontaminated.

A decision has also been made to shut down the temporary assistance facility at Wat Rong Chang. However, support initiatives for the families impacted by the tragedy are ongoing, with both police and local administrative units continuing to provide assistance at Wat Rong Chang.

Officials indicate that the deceased will receive religious funeral rites in their respective hometowns, with arrangements made to transport their remains to several temples, such as Wat Lat Krachap, Wat Kwang, Wat Phra That, Wat Rong Chang, Wat Sangkhachai, Wat Pong Mai, and Wat Santi Phalaram.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

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.