Phuket tourists injured, driver's arm severed in another high-speed crash

Phuket tourists injured, driver's arm severed in another high-speed crash

PHUKET: A taxi driver’s arm was severed in a high-speed crash early this morning after he lost control of his vehicle in a curve, crashed into an electric pole and fell into a five-meter-deep ditch at roadside. “We received reports of an accident near Phuket International Airport at about 7am. At the scene, we found a heavily damaged black Toyota Fortuner taxi stuck in the ditch. The driver, Thawin Chaiponrit, 23, had lost his left arm and was bleeding profusely,” said Lt Thanakan Uchanarasamee of Sakoo Police. Mr Thawin was driving two Iraqi tourists to the airport when the accident occurred. “Rescue workers tried

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Citizens call for action to fix dangerous road

Citizens call for action to fix dangerous road

PHUKET: Officials responded to complaints about a "dangerous and uneven" road after social media users posted pictures of Sakdidej Road in Wichit, urging authorities to take immediate action to fix it. The pictures were shared on a Facebook page titled Siang Prachachon Khon Phuket ('The Voice of Phuket Citizens'). Frequent users of the road told the Phuket Gazette that it curves and dips in patches, making it dangerous to drive on, especially at night. Patiwetwottisak Sookhii, director of the Phuket Highways Office, said that renovation work was ongoing but riddled with problems. “A 50 million baht

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Finance: Track price action, not pundits' talk

Finance: Track price action, not pundits' talk

PHUKET: As I am writing this, I haven’t turned on a TV in more than 10 days. So I am not getting any news from a verbal source about nuclear confrontations with North Korea, Trump uncertainty or whatever else is going on in the world. However, I have been reading the news and it’s different when you read news versus just listening to people talk on TV. I am also watching for the price action of the market, key indices and stocks. What I see is that despite all the scary news and uncertainty, the market appears to be coiled with many key indices or stocks about to spring forward. Instead of dwelling on the negative, just

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21-year-old biker killed in Phuket pick-up collision

21-year-old biker killed in Phuket pick-up collision

PHUKET: A 21-year-old biker was killed after he crashed into a pick-up truck in Wichit yesterday afternoon. Maj Narong Muangduang of Wichit Police provided details of the accident that took place in Moo 3, Kwang Road. “We found the body of Chalermchat Podok, 21, covered in blood and lying on the road. We also found a severely damaged big bike and pick-up truck at the scene,” said Maj Narong. Mr Chalermchat’s body had been hurled about 10 meters away from his bike in the impact. “The truck driver, Kittipiboon Supa, 59, said that he was making a u-turn opposite the Granite Andaman shop on Chao Fa West Road when Mr Chal

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Alleged murderers injured in car crash after shooting teen

Alleged murderers injured in car crash after shooting teen

PHUKET: Five suspects were injured in a car crash in Krabi last night after fleeing a murder scene in which a teenager was killed and another injured. “We first received reports of the shooting at about 6:30pm in Pru Din Na. We found the body of a 16 year-old teen identified only as ‘Jak’ on the ground with two bullet wounds. A 14-year-old identified only as ‘Mong’ was injured from a bullet wound in his back,” said Lt Col Danaithorn Jaisabai of Klongthom Police. Both were taken to Krabi Hospital for further examination and treatment. About 10 minutes later, police received reports of a car crash on a bridge in Khlo

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 11:59 AM

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Bomb blast at army hospital in Bangkok injures 25

Bomb blast at army hospital in Bangkok injures 25

BANGKOK: Twenty five people were injured in a bomb blast at an Army hospital in Bangkok yesterday morning. A police source said an unidentified bomber attached a green vase with artificial flowers to a wall in the reception room of Phramongkutklao Hospital before a homemade bomb exploded there at 10:40am. Investigators of the Metropolitan Police Bureau obtained a picture of the vase that was taken ten minutes before the explosion, the source added. The picture shows the vase attached to the wall while three people wait in a VIP reception room where military officials and retired officers receive medicine. The source said

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