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Driver killed after car hits barrier, plummets off Bang Na Expressway

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A 30 year old man has died, after the car he was driving crashed into a barrier and then plunged off an expressway, landing on its roof on the road below. Nation Thailand reports that the incident occurred on the Burapha Withi (Bang Na) Expressway, in the central province of Samut Prakan, just after midnight last night. The man has been named as Sawat Charnlekha.

Police and rescue workers arrived at the scene to find a white Nissan Almera on its roof on Debaratna Road. The roof was completely crushed by the force of the car falling from the expressway above and rescuers had to use metal cutters to retrieve the victim’s body, which was sent to Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute, where an autopsy will be carried out.

Several witnesses say the car was being driven along the expressway at high speed, when it lost control, slammed into a barrier, then flew off the expressway and landed on the road below. Police are reviewing CCTV footage of the incident as part of their investigation.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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    S. P. Latter

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Darwin at work…stupid is, as stupid does! My condolences to the family, and a big thank-you that he did not kill anyone else!

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    Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    A bit of bad luck there landing on the roof, otherwise he might have survived.
    Still, it seems as if he had it coming.

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    Jesus Monroe

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    Play with fire, ya gonna get burnt.

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    brian mc

    Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 12:02 am

    very fortunate it didnt land on any of the people standing there at that junction. some even standing in the road. why so many people standing in roads at midnight anyway?

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    Stefan Svensson

    Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 3:39 am

    never learn is the motto

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Samut Sakhon speeds up proactive Covid-19 screening to test at least 60,000 people this week

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Proactive Covid-19 testing in Samut Sakhon is increasing and health officials now aim to test at least 60,000 people this week. Medical officials from several hospitals are also coming together to help accelerate the screening at different venues in the province.

The active case finding in Samut Sakhon, the primary “Covid-19 hotspot” in the new wave of infections, health officials will test migrant workers who work at various factories as well as residents in 15 communities, market vendors and other people in high risk groups.

According to the CCSA, with the proactive screening, the number of new infections is expected to be high. And with the current proactive plan to be complete this week, it is expected to find 4,400 new infections or about 7% of those being screened.

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50,000 to be tested for Covid-19 in Samut Sakhon, 198 new infections reported in Thailand today

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50,000 people are lining up to be tested for Covid-19 in the hotspot of Samut Sakhon over the next 5 days as health officials step up pro-active testing in the hard-hit Thai province. The target of 10,000 people to be tested per day will focus on factory workers, communities and dormitories in an effort to change Krathum Ban and Muang districts from red to yellow and then green zones.

Apisamai Srirangsun, the CCSA deputy spokesperson, says they expect to find 2,000-3,000 new cases as a result of the increased tracking, tracing and testing. She says health officials are trying to track down and free Samut Sakhon of new infections.

“Officials are optimistic that that the pandemic will ease during the 2nd week of February.”

Samut Sakhon is the centre of the 2nd core wave of Covid in Thailand as a cluster of infections broke out late last year in the provincial seafood markets along the coast, just south west of Bangkok. She also said that educational institutes, in some areas of Samut Sakhon, may be allowed to reopen during the next month, if the situation improves.

“But many businesses may have to wait to reopen.”

So far, 70,000 people in the province have been tested for the virus with 5,332 found to be infected. Most of those infected are migrant workers from Myanmar, with the infection rate around 7%.

According to the CCSA, 198 new Covid-19 cases were recorded today, including 191 locally-transmitted infections and 7 imported. 1 more fatality was reported, bringing the national total death toll to 73.

The latest victim was a 73 year old woman from Samut Sakhon, who also suffered from dementia, high blood pressure and epilepsy. She was found to have been infected by family members on January 9 and was admitted to the hospital suffering from fatigue and a severe lung inflammation. The woman was placed on a respirator and was transferred to Thaksin Hospital, but she passed away yesterday after her condition worsened.

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Samut Sakhon Central Shrimp Market, the epicentre of the latest wave of Covid-19, is ready to reopen by the end of January after a big clean up. The reopening is considered “important” to the province’s economy, according to the province’s deputy governor. It will also be a new beginning for the workers, mostly migrant workers, who have been so profoundly affected by the cluster.

The Market has been shut since December 20 after more than 500 cases of Covid-19 were detected, following nearly 7 months of single digit daily infection reports.

The Samut Sakhon deputy governor says all infected persons from the market have been sent to the field hospital for treatment and 14 day quarantine and since been released after tests showed they are free of the virus. He added that 1,200 people living near the market will have to undergo another test although previously testing negative.

“This is to make sure that the market is completely free of the virus.”

The market manager also says that he urges vendors to follow the disease preventive measures strictly when the market opens back up again.

Samut Sakhon has 4,921 accumulative cases… 1,045 are Thais and 3,876 are migrant workers, mostly from Myanmar. Some 331 are currently in hospital. 1,332 are in quarantine. 3,257 have either been cured or have tested negative after quarantine. Only 1 death was reported.

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