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Jet ski explodes in Chon Buri – VIDEO

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A jet ski exploded yesterday at Chon Buri’s Bang Saen beach, near Bangkok. Rescue workers and firefighters arrived to find a blue/black jet ski on fire. They were able to put out the fire but vehicle was completely destroyed. Fortunately, 46 year owner Suthep Jarworrak suffered only minor injuries and some skin burns. The rescue team administered first aid before sending him to Burapha University Hospital.

42 year old Jakkrit Duangthip, the would-be rider, told reporters he normally used that specific jet ski. He came to the beach as usual but the jet ski wouldn’t start. After trying at least 10 times, Jakkrit says he then told Suthep about the issue. Suthep went to help, and on his first try it wouldn’t start, but on his second try, the jet ski exploded.

Jakkrit believes he was saved by a Buddhist amulet he keeps with him at all times. The amulet was created by a highly respected monk from Ayutthaya province. Many people who work on the water and rescue team members reportedly also believe in the power of the same monk.

สตาร์ทเจ็ตสกีไม่ติด เรียกเพื่อนมาทำ 2 ที ระเบิดตูม!

สตาร์ทเจ็ตสกีไม่ติด เรียกเพื่อนมาทำ 2 ที ระเบิดตูม! .(31.ก.ค.63) เกิดเหตุเจ็ตสกีระเบิด มีผู้ได้รับบาดเจ็บ ที่บริเวณริมหาดบางแสน ต.แสนสุข อ.เมือง จ.ชลบุรี ในที่เกิดเหตุพบเจ็ตสกี สีน้ำเงินดำ ถูกไฟโหมลุกไหม้ เจ้าหน้าที่ดับเพลิงต้องเร่งฉีดน้ำสกัด ตรวจสอบเกิดจากการระเบิดบริเวณห้องเครื่อง และยังพบผู้ได้รับบาดเจ็บชื่อนายสุเทพ จารุวรรักษ์ อายุ 46 ปี ได้รับบาดเจ็บ มีรอยถลอกและรอยถูกสะเก็ดไฟบาดเจ็บเพียงเล็กน้อย กู้ภัยเร่งปฐมพยาบาลก่อนจะนำตัวส่งไปรักษาที่โรงพยาบาล ม.บูรพา.สอบถาม นายจักรกฤษ ดวงทิพย์ อายุ 42 ปี คนขับเจ็ตสกี เล่าว่า ปกติตนจะขับเจ็ตสกีลำนี้ประจำ และวันนี้ขณะสตาร์ทเจ็ตสกีไปหลายครั้ง เจ็ตสกีกลับไม่ติด จึงได้เดินไปบอกกับ นายสุเทพ ผู้ได้รับบาดเจ็บซึ่งเป็นเจ้าของเจ็ตสกี ว่าตนสตาร์ทเจ็ตสกีไม่ติด นายสุเทพจึงได้เดินมาสตาร์ท ครั้งแรกไม่ติดแต่ครั้งที่ 2 เจ็ตสกีก็ได้ระเบิดตูมสนั่น ทำให้ร่างของ นายสุเทพ กระเด็นได้รับบาดเจ็บ ทำให้ตนเชื่อถึงปาฏิหารย์ของหลวงพ่อรวย ปาสาทิโก วัดตะโก ที่ได้แขวนติดตัวตลอด ทำให้ตนแคล้วคลาด แต่กลับเป็นนายสุเทพ ที่มารับเคราะห์แทน และยังเชื่ออีกว่าเจ้าพ่อแสนที่เป็นสิ่งศักดิ์สิทธิ์ที่ชาวกู้ภัยฯ ทางทะเลต่างนับถือ ช่วยคุ้มครองไม่ให้ นายสุเทพ ได้รับบาดเจ็บร้ายแรงข่าวเวิร์คพอยท์ 23

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    Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    A 60 year old American expat stood 50 yards away was blamed.

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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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Pattaya police warn restaurants not to act like bars

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Following the closure of entertainment venues in 41 provinces for 2 weeks, Pattaya police warn that bars acting as restaurants and restaurants acting as bars would be punished. In Pattaya, police patrolled heavily to check in on venues and remind them of the penalties and fines for breaking shut-down rules. The current outbreak of Covid-19 throughout Thailand has been disproportionately spread by nightclubs and bars, including many pubs in Chon Buri and Bangkok. While the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration has called for a 2-week closure, the Chon Buri edict is open-dated, expected to be in effect until conditions improve. One warning Pattaya police stressed was that, while restaurants are allowed to stay open and sell alcohol, abusing that exception will be punished.

In previous entertainment venue shutdowns during the pandemic, many businesses took advantage of the restaurant loophole. As there’s no exact wording in the law saying people have to order food and not only drinks, many restaurants served drinks and allowed dancing and socializing without any social distancing. Some bars were even seen hastily adding a quick food menu of easy snacks in an attempt to skirt the rules and operate as a restaurant serving alcohol. But this time Pattaya police warn that restaurants using these sneaky tricks won’t be tolerated. Even businesses with multi licenses will need to take measures to make it clear they are not operating more like a bar as police will have the discretion to make judgement calls on venues.

The 2-week closure of entertainment venues went into effect yesterday and banquet halls, movie theatres, saunas and soapies are all closed. Restaurants are allowed to stay open, but with a 10 pm curfew on dine-in services. Takeaway food is allowed after 10 pm until 5 in the morning. Officials hope this shutdown on Covid-19 spreading entertainment venues will slow the outbreak enough to avoid the dreaded full lockdowns, travel restrictions, and domestic quarantines.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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Tourism officials slash Songkran travel expectations by half

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The TAT, ever the optimists regarding anything tourism related, even domestic tourism, predict that the Bangkok clusters that have emerged in the week before the Songkran break could reduce traffic and spending by up to half.

Today the CCSA is reporting 789 new infections and one additional death. 522 were local infections, mostly walk-ins to Bangkok hospitals, 259 were discovered through track and tracing. The remaining 8 were found in quarantine from overseas arrivals. In Phuket, another 17 cases have been reported today, taking the island’s week total to 43.

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A 68 year old man from Nakhon Pathom province died on April 4 but wasn’t reported until today. The CCSA report that he died from Covid and “complications”. 33 other former patients have recovered and been discharged.

Last week the TAT estimated 3.2 million domestic trips would circulate 12 billion baht for the Thai economy. But the Tourism Authority has now slashed their estimates by half after hotels, airlines and bus companies reported mass cancellations in the last few days. Other provinces are reporting less than 20% cancellations. Although this weekend will see a lot of travel, Songkran doesn’t formally start until next Tuesday and the TAT expect there could be additional fallout as travellers decide to have a staycation for Songkran instead heading home.

Bangkok Post reports that 70% of travellers to Prachuap Khiri Khan and Hua Hin have already cancelled hotel bookings. Similar cancellations have been reported in Pattaya, Phuket and Chiang Mai. Many other provinces, particularly in the north east and north, are also enforcing quarantine on arrivals or additional paperwork to try and protect their provinces from any of the Bangkok clusters.

8 north eastern provinces rare now requiring 10 or 14 day quarantine periods for anyone arriving from areas where new clusters have been reported. Chiang Mai provincial officials say that tourists from Samut Prakan, Nakhon Pathom, Bangkok, Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi – basically Bangkok and surrounding provinces – must complete a 14 day mandatory quarantine or conduct a test for Covid when they arrive.

The reality is that the travel and quarantine changes are outstripping the ability to communicate them all. Anyone crossing into other provinces in the next few day, especially if you’re travelling from Bangkok and surrounding provincial ‘red zones’ can expect some additional paperwork or a Covid test. Or even quarantine.

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Unemployed elephants walk 500 kilometres from Pattaya to Surin

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PHOTO: Elephants walking down the road because their car is in the shop.

A group of 5 elephants and their owners began the long walk today from Pattaya to Surin after giving up on the return of tourism anytime soon. The 500 kilometre journey has to be done on foot as they couldn’t afford to hire trucks large enough to carry each elephant.

After waiting a year for the Chinese tourists that make up a majority of their customer base to return, the families decided to embark on the long journey with the 5 elephants to their home in the northeastern province of Surin. As they walk they’re protected on both sides by pickup trucks to keep them safe from cars.

5 years ago Napalai Mai-ngam came with her relatives to work in an elephant resort in Tambon Lam Huay Yai of Bang Lamung near Pattaya with their 5 elephants. They told the Bangkok Post that their earned a good living, about 75,000 baht (15,000 per elephant) plus tips from the tourists to ride elephants on nature trails, each month.

But with the borders closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic the tourists from China who usually flocked to elephant activities, were stuck back in China and Napalai’s boss had to cut their pay. Even with vaccinations finally underway, tourists in numbers, enough to sustain activities like elephant camps, may not be back anytime soon. The families finally had to surrender to the reality and start the long walk home.

They avoid the blistering Thai sun by walking early mornings while the weather was still cool, and hope the roadways out of Pattaya would provide snacking opportunities for the elephants to graze. They expect the journey to take about 2 weeks. The families have turned down offers of cash donations for fear that their long walk will be viewed as a publicity stunt.

That said, the families have expressed gratitude to the locals in towns they pass who have donated drinking water, food and fruit to the entourage of people and elephants. If you would like to donate resources you can contact them on phone number 093 335 7062.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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