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Phuket storm tears down trees and power poles

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“This is the strongest wind he has ever seen.”

Heavy rains and strong wind across Phuket yesterday (June 17) have caused trees and power cables to be torn down across the island.

At about noon, a big banyan tree, aged around 100 years, fell down and blocked Narisorn Road in Phuket Town.

56 year old Wuttichart Na Pangchang says, “While I was sweeping garbage in front of my house which is next to the old banyan tree, I heard a very loud noise similar to thunder. Suddenly the banyan tree fell down right next to me. I ran away from the area fearing other trees would come down as well. Luckily nobody was injured and no houses were damaged.”

“I have lived here since I was born. My father who also lived here before me told me that he has never seen a severe storm like this before. This is the strongest wind he has ever seen.”

In other areas strong winds brought down trees, falling on houses and blocking roads in Wichit, Paklok and Kamala. In some areas power poles and cabling was also torn down by the ferocity of the wind.

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Kitten rescued from wall space after being stuck for three days

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A kitten was rescued last night after it got stuck in a narrow five-inch wall space behind a 7-11 convenience store in Samut Prakan’s city district.

Staff of a 7-Eleven shop in Bang Pu Industrial Estate called the Bang Pu 811 Rescue Unit for help.

The staff say they had heard a kitten’s faint meows behind the wall for three days. A rescuer climbed up on top of the wall and lowered a rope with a noose to carefully pull up the kitten.

The space between walls was only five-inch wide and about three metres high.

So, that’s eight live left.

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Tourist Police service centres being set up on Phuket beaches

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The Phuket Tourist Police are poised to improve marine and coastal safety by setting up service centres on Phuket beaches, starting initially with Kamala and Karon Beach.

The Tourist Police Division 3 Chief Major General Unggoon Klaiklueang says, “We have been planning on the project to set up the tourist service centres at Phuket’s busiest beaches.”

“The centres will be based in mobile modified shipping containers. Each centre will has two tourist police with an ATV vehicle (All-Terrain Vehicle)”

“We are planning to set up these centres on 12 Phuket beaches. We will start with Kamala and Karon Beach first. It is expected to be done before New Year as there will be a lot of tourists during that time, especially those locations.”

“By providing tourist police on beaches we be able to improve beach safety, for example if swimmers don’t listen to the warnings from lifeguards.”

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Phuket Police officer transferred after gambling den raid

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Five Kathu Police have been transferred to the Phuket Provincial Police Station after a gambling den raid. Soldiers raided a gambling den in Kathu on Tuesday night. More than 56 gamblers were arrested.

Read more about the raid HERE.

The order issued yesterday was signed by the Phuket Provincial Police commander Maj Gen Wisan Panmunee stating that five Kathu Police have been moved to the Phuket Provincial Police Station.

The five Kathu Police have been named…  Kathu Police Chief Col Jakkrawat Boontaveekunsawat, Kathu Police Deputy Chief Lt Col Chalermchai Hernsawat, Lt Col Chao Pomna and Maj Nopparut  Sukkree, and Inspector of investigation Police Maj Jaronthorn Donnayanrit.

Maj Gen Wisan says, “All five police are now working at the Phuket Provincial Police Station while an investigation is being undertaken on allowing gambling den in the area. We have been strictly enforced on preventing any gambling den in Phuket.”

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