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    Man found hanging from high-voltage pole in Nakhon Ratchasima

    A well-dressed man was found hanging from a high-voltage electricity pole, shocking a local vendor who witnessed the scene. He appeared despondent, drinking soda alone, said the vendor. At 8am today, July 10, Aditep Tangkrothok, Deputy Inspector of Nakhon Ratchasima Police Station, received a report of a suicide in front of a convenience store in the city’s municipal area. Upon…

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    Motorcyclist’s leg severed in Nakhon Ratchasima bridge crash

    A young man riding a big bike lost control of his vehicle, crashing into a bridge railing, resulting in a severe injury where his leg was severed and he fell 7 metres. He remains in ICU in critical condition. The motorcycle accident occurred in Nakhon Ratchasima, northeast Thailand yesterday, July 5. The incident was reported by local journalists who detailed…

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    Tourists swarm first durian café in Nakhon Ratchasima

    Tourists flocked to Wang Nam Khiao’s first durian café in Nakhon Ratchasima, eager to sample 38 varieties of the fruit amidst cool, rainy weather. The Ploenchit Durian Garden, located in Ban Khlong Sai Village within Wang Nam Khiao district, saw a bustling atmosphere throughout the day. Visitors drove to the renowned garden, situated in the heart of the village, which…

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    Nakhon Ratchasima braces for flooding in five districts

    Officials in Nakhon Ratchasima are on high alert for potential flooding in five districts, with the Department of Rural Roads holding a meeting to prepare for the rainy season and ensure the safety of road users. Director of the Nakhon Ratchasima Rural Roads Department Phaivarn Kheaw-on convened a meeting with staff to prepare personnel, tools, and machinery. The meeting focused…

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    Residents reclaim ancient stone castles in Nakhon Ratchasima

    Residents in Nakhon Ratchasima have achieved a significant milestone in their campaign to reclaim ancient castles after a local temple built a structure over a treasured historic site. Demolition notices issued by the Supreme Administrative Court. The dispute began when residents discovered that the monks at Wat Khok Prasat had constructed a Dharma practice hall over the ancient ruins of…

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    Boy saved after hanging attempt in Nakhon Ratchasima

    The emergency services in Nakhon Ratchasima narrowly saved a ten year old boy’s life after he attempted to hang himself under his house. The boy was found unconscious and revived by emergency responders before being rushed to the hospital. Officers from Non Thai Police Station yesterday received a report in the middle of the night about a boy who had…

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    Nakhon Ratchasima faces water shortage as rainy season begins

    Nakhon Ratchasima faces a severe water shortage crisis just as the skies open for Thailand’s rainy season, with water reserves for the province’s water supply at a critical 34%. Lam Chae Dam, one of the key reservoirs, currently reports no new water inflows. Farmers in the area downstream of Lam Chae Dam, one of the four main dams in Nakhon…

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    Couple drowns in Nakhon Ratchasima reservoir while fishing

    A Thai couple tragically drowned in an 800-rai reservoir in Nakhon Ratchasima while fishing. The wife, who was not a strong swimmer, struggled, and her husband attempted to rescue her, but both ultimately drowned. Officers from Chaloem Phra Kiat Police Station in Nakhon Ratchasima were alerted to the incident by locals. The accident took place at Bueng Pho Pruea Waeng in…

  • Crime News

    Officials arrested for illegal land permits in Nakhon Ratchasima

    Police conducted raids at 13 locations, arresting officials linked to illegal land permits in Nakhon Ratchasima. The investigation centred on officials accused of issuing permits for over 600 rai of land, benefiting factory owners who used the land to discharge wastewater. At 6am yesterday, Police Major General Jaroonkiat Pankaew, Deputy Commissioner of the Central Investigation Bureau, and Police Major General…

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    Severe drought in Nakhon Ratchasima threatens rice farmers

    Nakhon Ratchasima faces a severe drought crisis, with newly sown rice fields wilting due to prolonged dry spells. The irrigation department is urgently pumping water to prevent damage to over 1,000 rai of rice seedlings. The significant drought is particularly felt in the Phimai district. The water allocation officials from the Thung Samrit Irrigation Project, Phimai district, have accelerated efforts…

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    Ancient skeletons found in Nakhon Ratchasima to resume excavation

    Further archaeological excavation is set to continue at a site in downtown Mueang district, Nakhon Ratchasima, where three ancient human skeletons were discovered last month. The Culture Ministry confirmed that the Fine Arts Department (FAD) will oversee the allocation of funds for the excavation, which is currently paused due to the rainy season. Workers unearthed the skeletons while landscaping near…

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    On track: SRT proposes dual-track railway to Nakhon Ratchasima

    The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) proposed two options for the construction of a dual-track railway between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima, assuring locals that the Simathani Bridge will not be demolished. The meeting, held at the Ministry of Transport, aimed to finalise plans and address concerns. The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Transport Surapong Piyachote along with numerous…

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    Smell Nakhon Ratchasima’s durian festival excitement

    Nakhon Ratchasima officially kicked off its durian festival, featuring 38 varieties of Wang Nam Khiao durians. Desserts stores will be welcoming tourists from tomorrow with the grand opening on July 5. Ploenchit Durian Orchard, situated in Ban Khlong Sai, Wang Nam Khiao, Nakhon Ratchasima, the owner, Satit Tritarak, revealed the orchard cultivates over 40 varieties of mixed durians. With 360…

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    Monitor lizard causes disruption at Nakhon Ratchasima bank

    A large monitor lizard caused a stir at a prominent bank in the early hours of this morning, prompting police and bank staff to intervene. Despite orders to stop, the reptile remained uncooperative. The lizard, weighing 20 kilogrammes, was eventually captured and released back into the wild. At 8.30am yesterday, Deputy Traffic Inspector of Phimai Police Station, Suphanroj Imwiset, was…

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    Flooding in Nakhon Ratchasima boosts income with tadpole sales

    Heavy rainfall in Nakhon Ratchasima has led to flooding in several areas, prompting locals to catch tadpoles in rice fields. These tadpoles are used in traditional dishes, reducing household expenses and generating additional income as they sell for 300 baht per kilogramme. Recent reports indicate that various parts of Nakhon Ratchasima province have experienced rainfall, which has moistened the soil…

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    Spooky film screened at Nakhon Ratchasima cemetery

    A spooky film screening was held at the Chinese cemetery in Nakhon Ratchasima, with hundreds of empty chairs set up for unclaimed spirits. The event, organised by the Sawang Metta Thammasathan Foundation, took place at a cemetery home to 2,800 graves. After a ceremony for the unclaimed deceased, the foundation arranged an open-air film screening from June 2 to June…

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    Ancient skeletons discovered in Nakhon Ratchasima

    A remarkable discovery of ancient skeletons, believed to be around 2,000 years old, has caused quite a stir in Nakhon Ratchasima. Archaeologists uncovered two human skeletons during excavation work, with one skeleton’s skull placed on its torso, creating a buzz among locals and experts. The discovery took place at 10am yesterday, May 29, during a project to landscape the Boraparam Moat…

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    Nakhon Ratchasima woman survives car crash with minor injuries

    A remarkable incident in Nakhon Ratchasima left many in awe when 38 year old woman survived a severe car accident with minimal injuries. The accident occurred yesterday around 5.30pm on Road 224 near Ban Nong Pruek in Chok Chai district. Tachinee Namkasem was driving her black Honda City with the registration number กย 8379 Nakhon Ratchasima when the vehicle lost…

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    Nakhon Ratchasima farmers wade through ‘rice-crisis’ as floods surge

    Heavy rains and storms have hit Nakhon Ratchasima, causing significant concern among local farmers due to widespread flooding of rice fields. The continuous downpour over the past few days has completely engulfed the farmlands, thwarting the growth of the seedlings, which have just begun to sprout. A 76 year old local farmer, Ken Tethaisong, from Sarai Subdistrict in the Chum…

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    Nakhon Ratchasima locals spoon up a ‘fungi’-tastic forest feast

    Residents of Nakhon Ratchasima have been flocking to the forests, armed with spoons and ladles, to collect hed phor, a mushroom and local delicacy. This sought-after mushroom, prized for its distinct texture and flavour, can fetch up to 500 baht per kilogramme in the market. Also known as false earthstar or barometer earthstar, reports indicate that an influx of locals…

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    Nakhon Ratchasima tackles severe drought with a strategic plan

    Facing one of the severest droughts in five years, officials in Nakhon Ratchasima implemented a crucial water allocation plan to ensure sufficient supply for the province’s inhabitants. The strategy aims to distribute 141 million cubic metres of water to sustain the lives of over 600,000 residents across six districts. Officials confirm that there will be enough water for consumption and…

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    Nakhon Ratchasima farmer earns big with sweetleaf bush

    In a remarkable agricultural venture in Nakhon Ratchasima, a Thai farmer transformed a 1-acre plot of land into a thriving sweetleaf bush plantation, with a yield that commands an impressive price of 200 baht per kilogramme. The 63 year old farmer, Aatthakorn Kaewmorakot, resides in Chan Kho, Mu 3, Rang Ka Yai Sub-district, Phimai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, and is…

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    Reeling in profits: Nakhon Ratchasima villagers cash in on low water levels

    Villagers in Nakhon Ratchasima flocked to buy fishing permits, taking advantage of the reduced water levels in a natural canal to catch fish for both consumption and sale, thereby boosting their income. The funds raised from selling the permits are earmarked for village development. Reporters noted that hundreds of residents from the Phimai district, in Nakhon Ratchasima province, gathered at…

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    Nakhon Ratchasima hotel workers nabbed for underage trafficking

    Two employees of a certain curtain hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima have been arrested for allegedly operating as pimps and trafficking underage girls for sexual services. The suspects, 46 year old Jansunun and 47 year old Tongta were apprehended in a sting operation by the Anti-Human Trafficking Division (AHTD) of the Royal Thai Police. The police operation, led by Police Major…

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    Nakhon Ratchasima farmer wins 12 million baht lottery

    A timely stroke of luck has befallen a widowed farmer in Nakhon Ratchasima as he won a staggering 12 million baht in the lottery, with plans to generously donate a boat to a local rowing club because of his grandchild’s national team success. Manat Samleeklang, a 58 year old widowed farmer, yesterday, April 16, experienced a life-changing moment when he…

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    Police nab knife-wielding teenagers in Nakhon Ratchasima

    A gang of teenagers brandishing knives and causing late-night disturbances with firecrackers in Nakhon Ratchasima province has been apprehended by the police. The group, comprising of both boys and girls, reportedly terrorised the local community with their threatening behaviour. Law enforcement officers from Pak Chong Police Station, led by Police Colonel Veerapol Rabiapthoh, and his team, in collaboration with local…

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    Golden toad discovery kindles luck in Nakhon Ratchasima

    In an extraordinary turn of events, a golden toad became the centre of attention after a summer storm hit Nakhon Ratchasima, sparking hopes of good fortune among the locals. The unusual creature was discovered outside a residence today, March 28, following heavy rainfall that brought a storm to the region. The 63 year old homeowner, upon finding the toad, believed…

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    Security guard shot at Nakhon Ratchasima’s Center Point Hotel

    A chilling shooting incident transpired in Nakhon Ratchasima at 7.15pm on March 2, when a security guard at the Center Point Hotel, situated at Terminal 21 Korat, was shot six times by a fellow hotel employee, causing pandemonium amongst the shoppers present at the time. The incident instantly brought back dreadful memories of the February 8, 2020, mass shooting at…

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    Newborn rescued from bag in Nakhon Ratchasima cornfield

    A solar panel installer made a startling discovery of an infant’s hand protruding from a bag, leading to the rescue of an abandoned newborn in a cornfield hut in Nakhon Ratchasima province. A 36 year old man was the first to find the baby boy and immediately reported the matter, which prompted a swift response from local authorities and healthcare…

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    Student in critical condition after shooting in Nakhon Ratchasima

    A tragic incident occurred yesterday when a student from Nakhon Ratchasima Vocational College accidentally discharged a firearm, inflicting a severe head wound on a fellow student. The incident did not take place on school grounds but rather in a dormitory situated along Suranarai Road in the Mueang District of Nakhon Ratchasima province, close to the college. At approximately 2.30pm, yesterday,…