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Crane truck hits power lines, starts electrical fire in Pattaya’s Walking Street

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An electrical fire broke out in Pattaya’s famous Walking Street today after a truck delivering construction materials failed to lower its crane to resting position and hit power wires around noon. Power to the area was cut off and emergency workers, firefighters and Pattaya Police spent over an hour putting out the fire and disentangling the truck from the wires.

The incident caused some property damage in the area as well as delaying traffic on nearby Beach Road. Pattaya Police did not indicate whether they would press any charges against the driver for failing to secure the crane properly. before hitting the power wires.

Nobody was injured in the incident.

Crane truck hits power lines, starts electrical fire in Pattaya's Walking Street | News by Thaiger

Crane truck hits power lines, starts electrical fire in Pattaya's Walking Street | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: Pattaya News

 

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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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