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PHUKET: A damaged roadside utility pole near the Jui Tui Shrine in Phuket Town is posing a danger to pedestrians.

Broken at the base and revealing bent rebars, the power pole is in danger of toppling over.

Sirisak Skoonsorutcha, chief of Phuket’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), said yesterday that the Phuket Electricity Authority had been notified and that the pole is expected to be repaired “soon”.

“We learned about the broken power pole via a post on social media. Meanwhile, we advise motorists and pedestrians to be careful when passing through the area,” said Mr Sirisak.

Officials had no explanation as to how the damage to the pole occurred, or, other than “soon”, a date by which it would be repaired.

— Kongleaphy Keam

 

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