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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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

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Phuket police commander dispels bomb threat rumors

Phuket police commander dispels bomb threat rumors

PHUKET: Officials have warned the public to be careful about sharing unconfirmed reports on social media after a bomb threat warning created panic among Phuket vendors last week. The original source of the message is unknown, but it was widely circulated on line. It read: “Stop going to walking street market, Chilva market or any other weekly markets in Phuket. A group of people from Pattani have come to sell Khao Creab (local crispy biscuit) in Kathu market, but they actually plan to bomb it. The police have called me to inform other vendors of this threat.” Phuket Provincial Police Commander Teerapol Thipjaroen deni

Monday, May 22, 2017 | 05:30 PM

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Illegal cock-fighting, gambling ring busted, 15 arrested

Illegal cock-fighting, gambling ring busted, 15 arrested

PHUKET: Fifteen people were arrested while 15 others are on the run after Thalang Police raided a cock-fighting ring in Moo Baan Para yesterday afternoon. Lt Col Prasarn Toworn of Thalang Police led a team of officers to inspect the area after receiving complaints from locals about illegal cock-fighting and gambling there. “The suspects included both Thais and Burmese. They all ran into a nearby forest when they saw us, but we managed to capture 15 of them, aged 19 to 54 years,” said Col Prasarn. “We also seized 11 roosters and 300 baht in cash,” he added. All suspects were charged with gambling and taken to Thalan

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