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Chon Buri crane truck pulls down over a dozen power poles

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A transfer truck moving a crane got stuck on a power line and brought down down more than a dozen power poles in the eastern province of Chon Buri’s Banglamung district yesterday. It happened in the late afternoon on Banglamung Road near Soi 13 and Soi Sri Suwit.

The downed power poles blocked the road and required electric and communication systems to be shut off for hours.

The truck driver, 48 year old Narong Kampean, said that as soon as he he realised the crane had hooked something above he tried to stop the truck quickly.

After many hours, power company staff eventually fixed the power poles and lines. It’s not known whether the driver will face charges relating to the incident.

Chon Buri crane truck pulls down over a dozen power poles | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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    Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    What a stupid trucker!

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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