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

Jack Burton

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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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    Pat

    Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    There isn’t a countrywide effort to tidy up or bury these unsightly overhanging cables even after 30 years of progressive development. This is the main thing that is making Thailand look like a 4th world country in the eyes of foreigners

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    Rick

    Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 9:13 am

    That probably boils down to their “saving face” model, you see Thai people can’t do anything wrong, or admit that they did something wrong. Sadly, there is no such thing as common sense of learning from mistakes.

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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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