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Seven laborers electrocuted in canal

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PHUKET TOWN: Seven laborers working in a canal next to the bypass road were rushed unconscious to the Wachira Phuket Hospital today after being electrocuted. The men – six Cambodians and a Thai – were working in the canal when an excavator working alongside them tangled a power line, breaking the cable, which dropped into the canal and electrocuted the workers. The excavator operator, Pia Paandam, 30, escaped injury. He was arrested and is currently being held in police custody. A Cambodian fellow-worker, Paolo, 28, told the Gazette, “The laborers were down in the canal, shoveling sand out of it. The excavator was helping them. The excavator’s arm got tangled with the power line, which snapped and dropped into the water where the men were working, knocking them out immediately. “Me and two other workers were up on the bank but we didn’t dare help our colleagues because, with the power line still in the water, we knew that we would be electrocuted as well. Someone called the police and had the electricity cut off,” he explained. As soon as the power was cut off, staff of the Kusornlatham Foundation, who had already arrived on the scene, pulled the unconscious men out of the canal and rushed them to hospital. A nurse at the Wachira Hospital told the Gazette, “The patients are recovering and are out of danger, though the Thai man is still unconscious. Two of the Cambodians are in good condition but the other four are still poorly.” Pol Maj Thanate Poungmanee of Phuket Town Police Station, who is investigating the incident, said, “I’m waiting for the patients to recover so that I can get statements from them.” The excavator belongs to Teeraphat Construction, a subcontractor on the project. The main contractor on the project, which started in August and is due for completion in October, is Kiattiya Construction Co. The 2.8-million-baht project, for the Vichit Tambon Council, entails digging silt out of the canal and then installing covers over it.



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UPDATE: Water truck driver presents himself to police after motorcycle death on Kata hill

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A water truck driver has presented himself to Karon Police after yesterday’s road accident on Kata Hill that killed a female motorcycle rider.

She died after skidding on oil spilled on the road, falling off the motorbike and being crushed by a water truck in Kata last night. Two others motorists following being also crashed and sustained injuries.

Read more about yesterday’s incident HERE.

This morning the water truck driver, Apichart Sripan, has himself to Karon Police for questioning over the incident.

Karon Police report that a drug and alcohol test has been conducted returning a zero result. But he has been charged with reckless driving causing injury and death.

In our earlier report, police say witnesses report the truck stopped 100 metres down the road. They say the driver got out of the truck to inspect the wheels. Witnesses tried to take photo of him but he got back into his truck and sped away.

UPDATE: Water truck driver presents himself to police after motorcycle death on Kata hill | News by The Thaiger

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68 Ridley’s sea turtles hatched on Phang Nga beach – VIDEO

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand

68 Ridley’s baby sea turtles have hatched on Tha Sai Beach in Thai Muang, Phang Nga and made their way to the sea last night.

Ridley’s sea turtles, a protected species in Thailand, have returned recently to Phang Nga beaches to breed over the past few months following a 23 year absence.

Read more about the return of the Ridley’s turtles HERE.

Last night 68 baby Ridley’s sea turtles, from 81 eggs survived, hatched and headed straight for the Andaman Sea. Two of them didn’t hatch and 11 eggs weren’t fertilised.

Bon voyage little turtles!

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Motorbike driver dies, another person injured after car driver slams into them

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A female motorbike driver has died while a male car driver has sustained injuries after a second car driver fell asleep at the wheel in Thalang crashing into them.

The incident happened on Srisoonthorn Road in Thalang at 2pm yesterday (Wednesday).

Police and emergency responders arrived to find a damaged motorbike and two damaged cars.

Police report that the car driver, Dechawat Taechanitisawat, fell asleep at the wheel. He lost control of his vehicle before colliding with the motorbike whose driver was 34 year old Ms Tanakorn Chadaphon and another car driven by 39 year old Pradit Ruecha.

They were both rushed to Thalang Hospital where Ms Tanakorn was later pronounced dead.

Police are continuing their investigation and will charge Dechawat Taechanitisawat.

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