Hill tribe school burns to ground in Mae Hong Son

A school catering to primarily Karen hill tribe children has burned to the ground in Mae Hong Son.

The school, located in Tha Ta Tua Moo 7, Tambon Khun Yuam, Amphoe Khun Yuam caught fire about 12:30 p.m. yesterday, Dec. 12.

The remoteness of the school made it impossible fire engines to gain access with photos from the scene showing kids and teachers at the school attempting to put the fire out with buckets with no success.

The fire itself is believed to have started in a faulty solar panel. Fortunately, no one was injured.