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VIDEO: Seven injured – Surin Fair fireworks goes wrong

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A 47 year old Thai man sustained serious burns and six others suffered minor injuries when fireworks, being lit near a pond in Wat Jumphon in Surin’s Muang district as part of a local festival, exploded into the audience last night.

The Nation reports that the seven victims were watching stage performances at an outdoor cinema at the fair when the fireworks were lit to mark the end of the performance.

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However, some fireworks didn’t shoot skywards but exploded horizontally into the audience, sending the crowd scrambling to safety.

Police suspects the fireworks were not anchored correctly and fell over during detonation. Earlier, during the fair, Surin Industrial Office presented certificates to 109 individuals for their contributions as “the pillars to society” in Surin.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Nation

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31 injured when bus overturned in Nakhon Ratchasima

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Thirty one passengers have been injured, two critically, when a Nong Khai-Rayong inter-provincial bus overturned in Nakhon Ratchasima early this morning.

Police and rescue workers were alerted at 2.40am to the scene on Mitraparp Highway in Ban Don Tabaeng, Noen Sung district in Nakhon Ratchasima.

The blue and white air conditioned bus was carrying 41 passengers.

Police suspect that the driver, whose name has been withheld at this stage, dozed off behind the wheel.

This is the third major inter-provincial bus crash within a week around Thailand, that we know of.

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Specialist clinics for pollution-related symptoms to be set up around the country

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The Public Health Ministry says they are now preparing to set up specialised clinics to treat patients suffering from pollution-related symptoms in the northern parts of the country.

“At present, we have just one such clinic in the country. So, we have decided to introduce many more,” according to permanent secretary Dr Sukhum Karnchanapimai.

He made the pledge in response to the high levels of choking smog and smoke that has been haunting several provinces of Thailand in recent months.

“We plan to set up pollution clinics in the North and the Northeast before the end of this year,” Sukhum said.

Currently, the country’s only ‘pollution clinic’ is located at Nopparatrajathanee Hospital in Bangkok.

According to the permanent secretary, the Medical Services Department has already prepared a manual on how to set up pollution clinics for hospitals to use.

Certain groups of people face a graver threat than the general population from dust problems: those working outdoors, young children, pregnant women, the elderly, asthma patients, and those suffering respiratory disorders.

Disease Control Department deputy director-general Dr Kajohnsak Kaewjarus said about 22,000 people had sought medical help about symptoms that could be associated with smog and air pollution.

“The most common symptoms concern respiratory disorders, heart and coronary-artery disease, eye inflammation and inflamed skin.”

Health Department director-general Dr Panpimol Wipulakorn said people should try to protect themselves.

“Minimise exposure to dust. Keep your home clean. When going outdoors, wear a facemask. And if you develop health problems, go see a doctor,” she said.

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SOURCE: The Nation

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Female killed, 24 passengers injured in Korat bus crash

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An inter-provincial Khon Kaen-Bangkok bus slammed into the back of a truck on a Nakhon Ratchasima road early this morning.

The collision killing the bus hostess and injured 24 passengers. It is the latest in a series of inter-provincial bus crashes over the past week.

The Pak Chong police station was alerted at 2.30am to the accident on Mitraparp road in Tambon Nong Daeng, Pak Chong district.

The bus hostess, 31 year old Laddawal Boonchuang, was killed sitting in her seat. 15 other women, 8 men and a boy were also injured in the crash.

The 46 year old bus driver Thanawin Praping told police that he dozed off behind the wheel before his bus hit the back of the truck. He said he left Khon Kaen at 10pm on Monday night.

The bus driver has been charged with reckless driving causing death and injury.

SOURCES: The Nation | Thai Rath

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