Connect with us

News Desk

Chiang Rai: Deeper and deeper. Navy SEALS get to the 3rd chamber.

The Thaiger & The Nation

Published 

 on 

Chiang Rai: Deeper and deeper. Navy SEALS get to the 3rd chamber. | The Thaiger
  • follow us in feedly

PHOTOS: The Nation

A SEAL unit of the Royal Thai Navy has reportedly reached a spot inside the Tham Luang, closer to where the stranded 13 are believed to be taking refuge. The search for the 12 young football players and their coach trapped in the Chiang Rai caves enters the second week today.

A report on the Thai Navy SEAL webpage reports that the unit arrived late this morning at an area known as the 3rd chamber, which is about 2.5 kilometres from the so-called Pattaya Beach where the 13 people are believed to be stranded. It’s the second time that a rescue team has made it to this point.

Earlier on June 25, the first SEAL team arrived at the 3rd chamber where footprints of the footballers were found. But at the time, the chamber was five metres under water. It’s been concluded that the 13 would have had to have moved deeper inside the cave.

Today the water level in the chamber has receded to an extent where it has allowed the rescue team to plan to continue their probe.

Outside the caves an exercise was held simulating the evacuation of survivors. The Chiang Rai Governor noted that they had hit a few glitches which have now been ironed out so, when they really need to get to the hospitals quickly, the best situations had been worked out. The Governor cited problems with the traffic flow which hampered ambulances transporting patients out of the area.

Chiang Rai: Deeper and deeper. Navy SEALS get to the 3rd chamber. | News by The Thaiger

SOURCES: Thai PBS, The Nation

Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following our Facebook page.
Never miss out on future posts by following The Thaiger.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Thailand's fastest growing portal for news and information, in association with The Nation.

News Desk

Mother, daughter run over by pickup truck in Pathum Thani

Jack Burton

Published

on

Mother, daughter run over by pickup truck in Pathum Thani | The Thaiger
PHOTO: Daily News

A mother and daughter were run over today by a pickup truck carrying furniture reversing down a busy road in Pathum Thani, just north of Bangkok. The shocking incident was caught on surveillance footage. The pair had stepped into the road and didn’t notice the truck creeping up on them from behind.

Fortunately, both mother and child survived. Poh Teck Tung Rescue Foundation told the Daily News they were taken to hospital with leg and rib injuries.

Comments, criticisms and shares have been many on Thai social media. Most blame the pickup driver, but others say the mother and daughter shouldn’t have been standing in the road and should have looked to their left. Still, others say they appeared to have been waiting for a bus and shouldn’t have stepped off the sidewalk at all.

Local police say that the driver clearly could not see behind him properly and was negligent.

They suggested he should fit his truck an additional mirror, or better yet not reverse down a busy road but go to a U-turn to get back to where he wanted.

They say they plan on inviting the driver in for a “chat” with the victims when possible.

SOURCE: thaivisa | Daily News

Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following our Facebook page.
Never miss out on future posts by following The Thaiger.
Continue Reading

Bangkok

Cabbie’s body found in Bangkok petrol station toilet

Jack Burton

Published

on

Cabbie’s body found in Bangkok petrol station toilet | The Thaiger
PHOTOS: Nation Thailand

A taxi driver’s body was found yesterday in the restroom of an NGV petrol station on Bangkok’s Kanlapaphreug Road. Police from Bang Khun Thian station in Jomthong district was alerted to a bad odour coming from the toilet.

The body of 58 year old Kaew Srikan, a resident of Jomthong, was found seated inside. Police say the toilet was locked from the inside and there were no signs of struggle or wounds on the body. Forensic staff estimate the victim had been dead for at least 48 hours.

A taxi driver, who visits the petrol station daily to refuel, told police he saw a pink taxi parked near the bathroom for 3 days and speculated it might have belonged to the deceased.

“The company that owns the vehicle took it back on Wednesday as they thought the driver might have fled without paying the installment. However, I could still smell something rotten from the toilet so I told the petrol station staff to call the police.”

Police are reviewing CCTV footage and interviewing witnesses to determine when the deceased went into the toilet, while his body has been sent to the hospital for a detailed autopsy.

Cabbie's body found in Bangkok petrol station toilet | News by The Thaiger

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following our Facebook page.
Never miss out on future posts by following The Thaiger.
Continue Reading

News Desk

Udon Thani temple blaze, abbot’s death likely caused by short circuit

Jack Burton

Published

on

Udon Thani temple blaze, abbot’s death likely caused by short circuit | The Thaiger
FILE PHOTO

Investigators in Udon Thani in Thailand’s north believe a short circuit was the cause of a fire at Wat Pa Ban Tad forest temple that killed a revered abbot. The assistant national police chief yesterday led senior officers and Udon Thani’s deputy governor to inspect the fire-ravaged living quarters of Phra Ajarn Sudjai Thanthamano, the abbot, who died in the blaze.

75 year old Phra Ajarn was in his quarters when the fire broke out on the afternoon of May 22. Monks, novices and citizens tried to put out the fire and rescue the abbot, who was trapped inside. Firemen later sprayed water to douse the fire. When the flames died down, the monks rushed in to bring the abbot out. He was taken to a van and rushed to Udon Thani but died on the way.

Police say the death of the abbot drew public attention. Officers handling the case have so far interrogated 22 witnesses to find the cause of the fire. They found no traces of a struggle or bruises on the abbot’s body, nor was there any evidence suggesting the fire arson or the work of men. The assistant national police chief, who spoke after a meeting with the investigators, forensic officers and electricians, gave more weight to the electrical system as the cause of the fire.

Police made the remarks following online speculation on the cause of the fire at the famous forest temple, long associated with the late Luangta Maha Bua Yannasampanno, thought by many of his followers to be an Arahant (someone who has attained Enlightenment).

The caretaker of the temple said donations for the cremation of Phra Ajarn Sudjai now stand at 20 million baht. Several agencies suggested part of the money should be used to improve fire prevention at the temple.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following our Facebook page.
Never miss out on future posts by following The Thaiger.
Continue Reading
Follow The Thaiger by email:

Trending