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Double fatality in Krabi bus crash

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In what’s been a horror week on Thailand’s roads, two people have been killed and another six injured after a tour bus crashed into a pickup at an intersection in Krabi last night around 10pm (March 23).

The double-decker bus was heading to Krabi Airport to pick up tourists. The accident happened in the Ao Luek district of Krabi. Witnesses say the two vehicles collided at the intersection with the two approaching from opposite directions. The bus and pick-up careered off the road into power poles and nearby shops.

According to police, the 40 year old driver was driving to Krabi Airport from Phuket. They say he was taking his family – his wife, a 3 year old son, 3 month old daughter and an employee of the charter company. The pick-up was driven by a 48 year old travelling with two passengers. The bus driver’s 3 year old son and the driver of the pick-up died in the crash.

Police say, from the wreckage of the scene, it appears that both vehicles collided at high speed.

All other passengers were pulled from the vehicles by emergency responders and taken to the Ao Luek Hospital.

The incident follows another bus crash of a Chinese Tour Bus on Kata Hill last night. In that crash no one was seriously injured. Story HERE. This week there was also an accident in Nakhon Rachisima killing 18 and a bus crash in Ayutthaya injuring 20 students the day after. On Monday and Tuesday this week there were two passenger van crashes in Phang Nga – the Monday accident killed two.

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Reminder from Thai Foreign Affairs about staying in Thailand after October 31

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The following was sent by Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reminding foreigners about staying in Thailand after visa amnesty expires.

Mr. Tanee Sangrat, Director-General of the Department of Information and Foreign Ministry Spokesperson reiterated that all stranded foreign nationals who wish to stay in the Kingdom of Thailand beyond 31 October 2020 need to submit an application for extension of temporary stay at the Immigration Bureau within 31 October 2020.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has circulated a Note Verbale to all diplomatic missions, consular representatives and international organisations in Thailand, to seek their cooperation in informing and advising their foreign nationals regarding this matter.

According to the Notification of the Ministry of Interior on Permission for Certain Groups of Aliens to Remain in the Kingdom as a Special Case (No. 4) issued on 30 September 2020, foreign nationals are permitted for temporary stay in Thailand until 31 October 2020. Late application submission is allowed within 90 days after 31 October 2020, subject to a fine. Those who remain in the Kingdom without application submission within such grace period shall be deemed as overstaying and will be prosecuted, deported and prohibited from entering Thailand.

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Man arrested for allegedly stealing 70 pairs of women’s underwear

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A 46 year old man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into homes and stealing women’s underwear. Police say they found 70 pairs of panties and 3 bras at his house in Ratchaburi, a province west of Bangkok bordering Myanmar. Police also found some methamphetamine and amphetamine pills at the man’s home, charging him with both theft and drug possession.

The man, identified as Chaiphat, allegedly told police he stole the underwear because he was lonely and he liked to smell them while stimulating himself. His wife of 10 years had left him, Chaiphat says.

Just 2 women reported to police about their missing panties. But by the amount of women’s panties found at the man’s home, police say they suspect he made about 20 robberies, but Chaiphat allegedly claims it was just “a few times”.

“Two women had filed complaints with the station that a thief had broken into their homes and stolen their underwear, so we tracked down the suspect to his house and arrested him.”

If any women are missing their underwear, police ask that they check the evidence at the Thung Luang Police Station.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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2 shot outside Bangkok massage parlour

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Police are investigating a shooting at a Bangkok massage parlour where a person was shot in the neck and another person shot in the backside. Police have not identified the shooter, but a post by a Facebook user accused an alleged “well known gambler” of shooting the 2 people.

Police were called at 3am Wednesday to the Saree Sauna & Spa on Ratchapruek in the Phasi Charoen, a Bangkok district just across the west side of the Chao Phraya. A fight allegedly broke out around 10:30pm Tuesday between the 3 people. A person then allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the other 2.

The suspect has not been identified by police at this stage. Investigators are collecting more evidence and reviewing surveillance camera footage before naming a suspect and issuing an arrest warrant.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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