Fiery cables ignite chaos, however Bangkok pedestrians escape fire unscathed (video)

Shocked Expert appeared on in horror as cables caught fireplace at lunchtime at present outside KKP Tower in Bangkok. Fortunately, there were no casualties.
Auxiliary firefighters dashed to the scene and rapidly extinguished the fire as shocked lunchtime onlookers watched in awe as sparks became a blaze and rubber dripped dangerously onto the pavement below on Soi Sukhumvit 21, Khlong Toei Nuea, Wattana.
One observer, Darren Lyons, admitted he was alarmed by the incident, adding that the capital’s hanging cables had been an “accident waiting to occur.” The 37 yr old Englishman said…
“I was out buying lunch from a nearby market when the blaze sparked. It’s hardly surprising although. There are hundreds of metres of hanging cables all through Bangkok. It’s only a matter of time before all of them catch fireplace. It’s an accident waiting to happen.
“The government promised to bury all the city’s cables virtually 40 years in the past and there they are, still hanging dangerously above our heads. It’s about time they fulfilled their promise.”
The challenge to bury Bangkok’s hanging cables began in 1984. Since then about 60 kilometres of its 236 kilometres of cables have been buried.
Last yr, Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt revealed a plan to finish a project to rid the metropolis of its eyesore cables.
Chadchart revealed a two-part plan to finish the 39 year previous venture to take away the city’s messy energy cables, exchange them with new, and bury them beneath the bottom.
The fifty seven yr old governor did not put a timescale on finishing the plan however acknowledged a big majority of the untidy electrical cables dangling in eye-view around the Bangkok streets have been no longer in use and might be removed.
Chadchart says Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is coordinating with the Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, and related departments, to eliminate those useless wires.
The city chief admitted the second resolution of transferring cables underground would take a bit more time but says talks are already underway with the city’s related departments.
Chadchart said…
“Let’s clear it up first as a end result of the underground cable venture requires more budget and dialogue.”

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