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  • Thailand News

    Wat Lat Nam Khao fire: Novice monk heroically rescues abbot

    A fire broke out at Wat Lat Nam Khao in Suphan Buri, with a novice monk smashing a window to rescue Luang Pu Thoop, a revered monk, from the flames. Despite the swift response from local firefighters, the fire consumed the temple’s ancient wooden structures. At 2pm yesterday, Narongsak Palakawong Na Ayudhya, an investigator at Bang Pla Ma Police Station…

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    Woman dies in house fire in Samut Sakhon

    A house fire claimed the life of a woman trapped inside her own home. The incident took place yesterday in Bang Thorat, Samut Sakhon. Police Lieutenant Kritsanaphon Watjanaphan, Deputy Inspector of Bang Thorat Police Station, received a report of a fire in a house located in Village No. 6, Bang Thorat Subdistrict, Mueang District. Fire trucks from Bang Thorat Subdistrict…

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    Alcohol dispute in Sisaket led to arson attack and fatal house fire

    A manhunt is underway for a suspect who allegedly doused three people with gasoline before setting fire to a house, killing a bedridden individual and severely injuring two others. This heinous act follows a denied request for alcohol. Police are hunting for Khamphan Wannathong, following a fatal arson attack at a house in Khun Han District, Sisaket. The tragic incident…

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    Forest fires cut Thailand tourism revenue by 400 million baht

    Forest fires in Thailand have severely impacted the economy, with annual tourism revenue dropping from 2 billion baht to 1.6 billion baht. The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) is urgently implementing prevention plans to address these issues. Director of the National Park Office at the DNP, Chaiwat Limlikit-aksorn revealed that most forest fires are human-induced, resulting…

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    Seafood restaurant owner’s son opens fire on employees, kills one

    The son of a renowned seafood restaurant owner, angered by his employees drinking beer after work, grabbed a gun and opened fire, killing one employee and severely injuring the other. The son quickly fled the scene of the restaurant in Bangkok and currently remains at large. At 3.30am today, the Deputy Inspector at Thian Talay Police Station, Thassani Kudsub received…

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    Wildfires in Thailand’s Western Forest Complex reduced by 40%

    The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has reported a significant reduction in wildfires within Thailand’s Western Forest Complex, attributing the success to integrated efforts from various sectors which reduced wildfires by over 40%. Director of Forest Fire Prevention and Suppression, Narupon Thipmonta revealed that the most affected area was the Srinakarin Dam National Park in Kanchanaburi Province.…

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    Thaksin’s political comeback: A masterstroke or misfire?

    Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra, despite facing charges under the lese-majeste law, is plotting a grand comeback. Engaging with influential political figures and major families, the 74 year old former prime minister plays the long game with a cunning new strategy. Thaksin is abandoning the 100-party list MP seat strategy, focusing instead on the 400 constituency MP seats, a tactic…

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    Bangkok to launch raids on illegal pet markets after tragic fire

    Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced it will launch raids on unauthorised pet markets across the city following a devastating blaze at a Chatuchak district pet market that resulted in the death of over 5,000 animals. Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt, alongside BMA representatives and an animal protection organisation network, addressed the media on Wednesday regarding the fire at Sri Somrat Market.…

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    Jealous Thai man turns himself in after setting fire to disabled wife

    In a horrific scene, a Thai man set fire to his disabled wife outside her home in the central province of Nakhon Pathom yesterday. He fled the scene before turning himself in to police later that night. The Wat Chan Rescue Foundation was alerted to the brutal attack yesterday, June 12, and rushed to transport the victim from her home…

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    Truck fire near gas station causes major disruption in Bangkok

    A 22-wheel trailer truck carrying 15 tonnes of rubber scrap caught fire near a gas station, causing significant damage and triggering a substantial emergency response. Five fire trucks were dispatched to control the blaze, which erupted around 4.05am today. Police received a report of the fire from Apivat Sinpru, an investigator at the Thammasala Police Station. The incident occurred in…

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    Thailand Video News | Thai fugitive arrested in Bali after 17-hour speedboat escape, fire at Chatuchak market destroys 118 shops, kills 1,000 animals

    In Thailand video news, Jay and Alex cover the arrest of a Thai fugitive who was caught in Bali after escaping detention via speedboat. A fire at Chatuchak market devastated the pet section, killing an estimated 1,000 animals. A pickup driver in Phuket has been reported for threatening a couple using a gun in a road rage outburst, and Bangkok…

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    Fire engulfs Phetchaburi warehouse, 15 fire trucks deployed

    A massive fire engulfed a plastic and chemical storage warehouse in Phetchaburi, prompting authorities to deploy 15 fire trucks in an attempt to control the blaze, the cause is believed to have been an electrical short circuit. Head of Khao Yoi Police Station in Phetchaburi, Police Colonel Thip Khengkhoom, led the response to the fire at Universal Flexible Packaging Co.,…

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    Fire at Chatuchak Market destroys 118 shops, kills 1,000 animals

    A devastating fire broke out in the pet section of Chatuchak Market early this morning, destroying 118 shops and resulting in the deaths of approximately 1,000 animals. The fire, which started at around 4.30am, left employees scrambling for safety as thick smoke filled the area. Deputy Inspector of Bang Sue Police Station, Police Lieutenant Natthaphong Piyananwanich, received the fire report…

  • Crime News

    Police arrest debt collector with firearms and drugs in Bangkok

    Police apprehended a debt collector and seized two firearms along with quantities of ketamine and methamphetamine. Following an undercover operation, police arrested Somchai, also known as Am, and charged him with multiple offences. Officers from Romklao Police Police Station, led by Kiattikul Sonthinen, yesterday collaborated with Somphot Thongmun and Kornwararat Promsawan to arrest the 39 year old Somchai. The arrest took…

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    Royal birthday bash amidst political firestorm

    Defence Minister Sutin Klungsaeng has directed the military to orchestrate grand celebrations for His Majesty the King’s 6th Cycle Birthday Anniversary next month, even as tensions escalate over a controversial political amnesty bill. Preparations for the King’s 72nd birthday on July 28 are underway while Parliament debates whether to include Article 112 in the amnesty bill, which imposes up to…

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    Fatal house fire in Nakhon Si Thammarat claims homeowner’s life

    A fatal house fire in Nakhon Si Thammarat has claimed the life of a 50 year old homeowner. The incident, believed to be caused by an electrical short circuit, saw the man escape the flames only to succumb to smoke inhalation. Police Inspector Sompong Khongkaew from Thung Yai Police Station reported the incident at 11pm yesterday, June 5. The fire…

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    Phu Sang National Park and Laos join forces to prevent wildfires

    Phu Sang National Park in Phayao province has partnered with Laos to tackle the persistent issue of forest fires sustainably. By creating firebreaks, the initiative aims to prevent the spread of wildfires beyond designated areas. Head of Phu Sang National Park, Bantham Somsuwan disclosed that every year, forest fires frequently occur in the park’s jurisdiction. The majority of this area…

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    Fireworks factory explosion victims wait compensation a year on

    A devastating fireworks factory explosion in San Thung Mai village of Chiang Mai, left residents grappling with extensive damage and financial burdens nearly one year later. Compensation from the factory has yet to be received, forcing many to bear repair costs themselves, with some incurring expenses close to 200,000 baht. The explosion occurred around noon on July 24 last year,…

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    Shocking house fire in Pathum Thani claims life of a bedridden man

    A fire broke out in a single-storey house in Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani, resulting in the tragic death of the bedridden homeowner. The incident left his wife in shock after being informed by a neighbour’s call. An investigator from Khlong Luang Police Station, Teerasak Saento received the report about the fire in Moo 9, Khlong Sam Subdistrict, around 6am yesterday,…

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    Fire destroys century-old house in Krabi, killing elderly woman

    A tragic fire engulfed a century-old house, claiming the life of a 70 year old woman while her 85 year old sister narrowly escaped by hiding in the bathroom. Firefighters took five hours to subdue the inferno. At 3am yesterday, Police Captain Kiatichai Yodrak of Klong Thom Police Station in Krabi province received a report of a fire in a…

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    Chiang Rai: Fire devastates central Mae Chan market

    A massive fire engulfed the bustling central market in Mae Chan, Chiang Rai, causing extensive damage and leaving vendors devastated. The blaze spread to adjacent buildings and destroyed numerous stalls, taking over two hours to put under control. A ferocious fire broke out yesterday at Nuanchan Market, commonly known as Kad Lang Mae Chan, located along the Chan River in…

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    Luxury Porsche worth over 10 million baht catches fire in Bangkok

    A luxury Porsche worth over 10 million baht caught fire in front of a showroom in Bangkok’s Srinakarin area, causing severe damage to the vehicle. Fortunately, the fire did not spread to nearby cars or the building. The incident occurred yesterday, with the 1197 Traffic Hotline page sharing the dramatic event that unfolded in front of the luxury car showroom.…

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    Monk donates 300,000 baht to rebuild fire-damaged residence

    A monk known for altruism donated 300,000 baht to aid in rebuilding a fire-damaged monk’s residence at Wat Suan Kaew in Nonthaburi. The fire tragically claimed the lives of three boys, with the exact cause still under investigation. Kom Saengbumrung, the former Director of the Engineering Division of Nonthaburi Municipality, was tasked yesterday, May 23, at 6.30pm by Luang Ta Sin…

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    Central Thailand: Fire at Wat Suan Kaew kills three boys

    A fire at Wat Suan Kaew’s monk quarters resulted in the tragic death of three boys who were trapped inside. The incident occurred last night. Initial investigations suggest an electrical short circuit may have caused the blaze. Police officers from Bang Yai Police Station in Nonthaburi, along with the Ruamkatanyu Foundation, responded to reports at 11.45pm yesterday of three boys…

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    Car fire creates traffic jam near Buffalo Market in South Pattaya

    A car fire erupted on Thepprasit Road in South Pattaya yesterday, causing chaos near the Buffalo Market. A black Kia van burst into flames, sending thick smoke billowing across the road towards Jomtien Beach, bringing traffic to a standstill. The incident sparked when 36 year old Patcharaporn Chatmong had just dropped her child off at school. Moments later, the brakes…

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    Pattaya terrorised by two fires in the night, locals evacuated

    Two major fires erupted in Pattaya in the early hours this morning, terrorising locals and tourists alike. The first fire erupted at a well-known shopping centre in Nong Prue district, and the second incident erupted at a high-rise condominium on South Pattaya Road. A large amount of smoke emerged from the mall, frightening many tourists strolling along Pattaya Beach. The…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket man arrested for illegal firearms, ammo possession

    Thalang Police in Phuket apprehended a man in Srisoonthorn for the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. The arrest took place yesterday evening after law enforcement received a tip-off regarding suspicious activities at an unregistered house. Officers arrived at the residence at 8pm, where they found Amarin Khanitthanam standing near the open front door. After identifying themselves, the police questioned…

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    Rayong residents demand action after fire raises safety fears

    A demand for immediate action echoed from Rayong residents following a factory fire last month that has heightened concerns over chemical safety. Community members, deeply troubled by the incident, mobilised a protest to present their case to provincial governor Traiphop Wongtrairat. The villagers convened at Wat Nong Phawa in the Ban Khai district to voice their concerns before proceeding to…

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    Ham-handed: Thai ramen joint under fire for porky switcheroo

    A popular ramen restaurant in Thailand recently sparked outrage by substituting ham for the traditional chashu pork topping, leading to severe food poisoning for a customer. The incident ignited a debate over consumer rights and business ethics on social media. Ramen, a Japanese culinary staple known for its versatile flavours and toppings, is a beloved dish among noodle enthusiasts. In…

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    Map Ta Phut fire: Company hero’s selfless act ends in tragic death

    A selfless act of bravery by a 36 year old company employee attempting to close a valve on a tank moments before a gasoline explosion has tragically cost him his life. The incident occurred during a fire at the Map Ta Phut Tank Terminal in the town of Map Ta Phut, Rayong province, resulting in one fatality and several injuries.…