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Schoolboy in love triangle machete attack

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PHUKET TOWN: A high school student has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly chasing two fellow students on a motorcycle and slashing one of one them with a machete. Pol Lt Kittitat Dangnui, of Phuket Town Police Station, told the Gazette that police were called into Wachira Phuket Hospital at about 1 am Thursday to investigate an incident involving four teenage boys. “Sut”, 16, a student at a well-known Phuket Town school, told police that he was on the back of a motorbike driven by his schoolmate, “Wat”, 16, around Saphan Hin late Wednesday. A boy named “Man”, 16, who attends the same school, started to chase them on his motorbike. He had a friend riding with him on the back of the bike. A chase ensued along Sakdidet Rd. As they reached the ST Plaza Hotel, Man drew up alongside Wat’s motorbike, withdrew a machete and slashed Wat’s right hand. Wat lost control of his motorcycle and he and Sut tumbled onto the road. Man stopped his bike and, wielding his machete, approached Wat, where he lay on the road. As he made to cut Wat’s neck, local residents ran to help, and Man ran away. Man and his friend escaped on his motorbike. Wat and Sut were rushed to hospital. Wat suffered deep cuts to his right arm, while Sut had minor cuts and scrapes on his face from the fall. Sut told police that Man was angry because Wat had been trying to take away his girlfriend. Police went to Man’s home in Koh Sireh. After questioning, the boy confessed that he had been very angry with Wat, and had wanted to punish him. Police seized Man’s motorcycle and machete and have charged him with attempted murder. Man’s friend has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Both boys were placed in custody at the Phuket Town police station.



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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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