Electrical fire at Bangkok international airport

A small electrical fire broke out Saturday at Bangkok's international airport in immigration department, no important damage and no injuries, officials said. He said several windows in the room, which was not being used Saturday, were broken to release the smoke. The area is in the same terminal but separate from the regular check-in and arrivals areas used by tens of thousands of passengers a day.

The fire in a room used for receiving police VIPs damaged electrical wires near some ceiling lights and generated a large amount of smoke, said a policeman at Bangkok International Airport, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to talk to the press.

About two dozen heads of state and representatives of royal families are to arrive at the airport in the next few days to attend celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej. However, all will transit through an adjacent military airport or a separate building used for visiting dignitaries.

Airports of Thailand president Chotisak Asapaviriya said smoke from the fire disrupted some regular passenger check-ins, the official Thai News Agency reported. Airports of Thailand is the semi-privatized state operator of most Thai airports, reports the AP.

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