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Russians in hospital after tour van smash

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PHUKET: Four Russian tourists on their way to a Phuket magic show got a painful dose of reality on Thursday night, when the passenger van they were riding in collided with a delivery truck south of Patong.

The accident happened at about 7pm on Wiset Road in front of Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort on the first day of the nationwide Seven Days if Danger road safety campaign.

A security coordinator at the resort told the Gazette that one of his men witnessed the accident.

The driver of the delivery vehicle, heading towards Karon to transport goods to a Super Cheap convenience store, lost control when he had to slam on his brakes to avoid rear-ending a six-wheeled truck ahead of him, the guard said.

The truck swerved across the center line and hit the passenger van, reportedly en route to a performance of the Danze Fantasy magic show on Soi Bangla in Patong.

The van came to rest in the middle of the road, while the truck, with two Burmese workers in the back, went off the road and slid into a roadside ditch near the hotel entrance.

Phuket Kusoldham Foundation rescue workers said that the minivan driver, 28-year-old Supey Binchomphu, suffered a broken leg and three of the four Russians were rushed to Patong Hospital for emergency treatment.

The fourth Russian involved in the accident turned up at the hospital later for treatment of minor injuries.

Both Burmese workers were also treated at Patong Hospital. One required stitches for a laceration near his mouth and the other was treated for multiple bone fractures after he was thrown out of the vehicle.

The minivan driver and four Russians were later transferred to Bangkok Hospital in Phuket Town.

— Atchaa Khamlo



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Police hunting for driver in hit and run – Patong

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Patong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)

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PHUKETWARNING: Extreme graphic contentPatong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)VIDEO: Newshawk Phuket

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UPDATE: Response to Rabies zone in Chalong

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‘Following the earlier reported rabies incident in Chalong, the Soi Dog Foundation yesterday (Friday, January 18) teamed up with The DLD and Chalong OBT to carry out vaccinations in the area the infected dog was discovered.

Jointly, the team was successful in vaccinating 128 dogs in a swift response to what is hoped to be an isolated case.

Working alongside the Chalong OBT and DLD, they carried out a door-to-door exercise, alerting local residents of the specific area in order to perform precautionary vaccinations of their pets, as well as street dogs in the vicinity.

Soi Dog Foundation, along with the Chalong Public Health Representative and DLD Representative, Dr.Suthat, are keen to urge the public that this is not an outbreak and are hopeful that it is an isolated incident.

However, as a further measure to ensure this remains as such, the team will continue with the rabies vaccination program on Monday, January 21.’

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Police searching for the killer after shooting near Saphan Hin

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A Thai man has been shot dead near Saphan Hin in eastern Phuket earlier today. The arrest warrant has already been issued for the suspect.

The Wichit Police were notified of the incident on Rattanakosin 200 pi Road near Saphan Hin at 3.40am this morning.

Police and rescue workers arrived to find the body of 30 year old Teerasak Saeong from Phuket covered with blood and laying on the road. Two bullet wounds were found on his right and left temple.

Seven bullets were also found around Mr Teerasak’s body. Nearby they found a motorbike. His body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for full autopsy and identification.

Witnesses told police that Mr Teerasak was stopped on his motorbike and was talking with the suspect who was in a black car. The suspect shot at Mr Teerasak and sped away.

Mr Teerasak was the son of a member of Rassada’s Municipal Council. At this stage police believe that the two had personal conflicts. Police are now searching for the driver of the vehicle who shot Mr Teerasak.

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