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Drunk Aussie tourist marks rough landing in Phuket

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PHUKET: An Australian man who passed out drunk during his flight to Phuket was carried off the plane still unconscious on arrival yesterday and rushed to Thalang Hospital.

The man, named by police as Christopher Lazarus Boubis, 39, later regained consciousness in the emergency ward at the hospital, but immediately went on a rampage through the facility.

“He was shouting and verbally abusing staff, scaring them, before he collapsed again unconscious in an emergency treatment room,” a nurse told the Phuket Gazette.

One nurse said that as Mr Boubis woke, he seemed dazed and confused.

“He even groped one of the female staff,” she said.

Officers from the Thalang Police arrived soon after to take Mr Boubis into custody.

“The man’s flight landed at about 9pm last night. We brought him to Thalang Police Station as soon as doctors said it was safe to do so,” Lt Chatree Chuwichian explained.

Mr Boubis was later released.

“He was escorted by police to his hotel in Patong,” Lt Chatree said. “No charges were brought against him as no complaints were filed against him and there was no damage to any property.”

However, Lt Chatree urged tourists to be more responsible while on holiday.

“We understand people come here to have a good time, but please be careful about how much alcohol you drink. If you get too drunk, you could easily harm yourself or others,” he said.

— Thawit Bilabdullar



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Water shut offs to hit parts of Cherng Talay for two weeks

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The Phuket Water Authority (PWA) has announced that water supply in some areas of Cherng Talay will be shut off from March 19 – 31 at ‘some times’ during the day.

Water will be shut off while work is being carried out on moving main water pipes. Areas to be affected include parts of Cherng Talay.

“Residents in these areas should save water to use during the period of the shutoffs.  Water might have some discolouration after the repairs. We will complete the works as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.”

For more information, please call the PWA at 076 319 173, 082 790 1634

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25 year old electrical contractor electrocuted in Chalong, Phuket

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A 25 year old electrical contractor has died after accidentally touching a high voltage power cabling in Chalong. Police say that the power was still connected when the man was working.

Pakasit Raksakam was working on the cabling when he accidentally touched a cable that was still live, according to fellow contractors working nearby. Rescue workers arrived on Soi Na Yai off Chao Fah West road to find co-workers attempting to revive the man. He was working six metres above the ground when the incident happened some time shortly before 2pm on Saturday.

Pakasit was rushed to to the Emergency Centre of the new Chalong Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. He was a contract worker with the Sapcharoen Company.

Work colleagues say that Pakasit from Thalang was an electrical contractor installing high-voltage cabling on power poles.

Chalong Police are conducting an investigation and speaking to other contractors to determine whether to press charges.

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Water shut offs to hit parts of Patong, Kata and Karon for a week

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The Phuket Water Authority (PWA) has announced that water supply in some areas of Patong, Kata and Karon will be shut off from 9am to 5pm from March 25 – 31.

Water will be shut off while work is being carried out in the repair and maintenance of the Reverse Osmosis (RO) water pumping station in Karon.

Areas to be affected include parts of Patong, Kata and Karon.

“Residents in these areas should save water to use during the period of the shutoffs.  Water might have some discolouration after the repairs. We will complete the works as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.”

For more information, please call the PWA at 076 319 173, 082 790 1634 or 1662.

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