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Two college students killed in Krabi head-on

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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A pickup truck driver has fled the scene after hitting a motorbike. Two college students, who were on the motorbike, died at the scene in Krabi today (September 11).

The incident happened on the Khao Panom – Nuea Klong Road at 11.30am this morning.

Police and rescue workers arrived and found a pickup with damage in the front. Nearby they found a damaged motorbike.

The two bodies of male college students were found at the scene, later identified as 19 year old Nachapong Homruen and Jakkarin Inphoo.

Witnesses say they were heading from their college in Krabi to Khao Panom.  The pickup truck, heading in the opposite direction, was trying to overtake another vehicle. The pickup truck hit the motorbike head on.

The pickup truck driver, later identified as 22 year old Teeraphon Rodrung, sped away from the scene. As of the time of publishing, police are tracking down the driver to face legal action.

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Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort kick off education program with local schools

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Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort has launched a new educational program that will teach local school children about the critical importance of environmental preservation and sustainability.

Under this new initiative, a group of 14 children, six parents and four teachers from Koh Phi Phi’s LaemTong School visited the resort’s new Marine Discovery Centre to learn about the island’s underwater environment and meet with its resident marine biologist, Mr Kamolwat Napadolrungrueang.

During the visit, Mr Kamolwat explained all about Koh Phi Phi’s vibrant marine world, the delicate balance of aquatic ecosystems, and the damaging impacts of pollution and debris. The kids were also able to feed four different species of clownfish in this educational and entertaining session.

Following this initial visit, Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort and its Marine Discovery Centre will welcome regular groups of children from LaemTong School. This forms pa...
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Canada/Australia consular service share in Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga

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Canada and Australia have added Phuket, Krabi and Phrang Nga, to the Canada-Australia Shared Consular Services Agreement. Shared Consular Services are now found in 30 consular missions around the world.

The Canada and Australia Consular Services Sharing Agreement dates back to the principles that were agreed to by both countries in 1986, recognizing the similarities of our philosophies underlying the provision of consular services. The agreement means more points of service for Canadians and Australians abroad which in turn means quicker and easier access to emergency consular services, as well as more efficient use of public funds.

Canadians living or travelling in Phuket, Krabi and Phrang Nga can now contact the Australian Consulate-General in Phuket for emergency assistance services relating to:

-          Arrest or detention

-          Crime and/or accidents

-          International child abduction and cu...
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Israeli tourist injured after attack by Krabi man

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An Israelian tourist has sustained head injuries after being hit with a glass bottle by a young Thai man last week, allegedly over an issue of 'jealousy' in Krabi. You guessed it, over a love-interest.

Koh Phi Phi Police were notified of the tourist's injuries following last week's attack.

Police arrived at a restaurant to find an injured male tourist identified as 30 year old Dani Isrirulnikov, an Israeli national. He had sustained a head injury. He was transferred to hospital for treatment.

Local witnesses told police that the incident happened in the early morning. The suspected attacker has been identified as 24 year old Premanan Kongpoon from Phang Nga.

Mr Isrirulnikov, who was walking along the road stopped to chat with Premanan. After that they started arguing. Premana used a glass bottle and hit Mr Isrirulnikov’s head. After that Premanan sped away.

Premana was jealous that Mr Isrirulnikov had talked ...
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