Phuket woman set on fire, ex-husband wanted by police

Phuket woman set on fire, ex-husband wanted by police

PHUKET: A woman sustained burns to 30 per cent of her body after her ex-husband allegedly hit her, emptied a bottle of lighter fluid over her body and then set her on fire at about 5pm today. Rungruedee Sithibut, 43, is employed as a cleaner at the Thepkrasattri Municipality Kindergarten. Her ex-husband came by and the two repo

- Yesterday, 05:27PM

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Snarled wires cause electric fire in Phuket

Snarled wires cause electric fire in Phuket

PHUKET: A transformer exploded after a jumble of electric wires sparked last night in Kata, causing thick, black clouds of smoke and hours of blackout in the area. The incident occurred near the heavily trafficked Kata Beach Resort junction. Crowds of tourists and locals gathered at the scene, watching the sparks and flames in s

- Yesterday, 04:30PM

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Portuguese expat injured as wall collapses in Phuket

Portuguese expat injured as wall collapses in Phuket

PHUKET: A Portuguese expat was injured after a wall collapsed in his house in Rawai last night. Rescue workers received a report of the incident at about 7:30pm and arrived at the scene to find the 3.5-meter-high wall broken into pieces on the floor. “We also found Abel Eduado, 56, sitting nearby with a bloody four-inch wound o

- Yesterday, 03:31PM

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Phuket tourists injured as taxi driver falls asleep at the wheel

Phuket tourists injured as taxi driver falls asleep at the wheel

PHUKET: A taxi driver was injured after he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a concrete pillar in Thalang early this morning. Two Chinese tourists sitting in the taxi sustained minor injuries due to the impact with the pillar of a pedestrian crossing bridge in the area. “The collision occurred on the northbound Thepkras

- Yesterday, 12:04PM

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