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Singaporean recovers in Phuket after crash kills friend

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PHUKET: Singaporean Anthony Chaw Tat Soon, 39, is recovering at Phuket International Hospital with three broken limbs – a lucky escape from a head-on crash in Phang Nga last Thursday that killed fellow rider and friend Charlene Jade Tay, 31.

A hospital staffer today told the Phuket Gazette that Mr Chaw was rushed from Phang Nga Hospital to Phuket on Friday.

After operations to correct both of his broken arms and his broken right leg, Mr Chaw was moved to the intensive care unit, but has since been released and is now in a general recovery room, she said.

“He is still experiencing pain from his injuries, and now on pain-relief medication, but he is fully conscious and he can lift both of his arms even though they are in casts and support slings.

“He cannot walk yet, so his doctor has yet to set a date when he can be discharged from hospital,” she added.

Ms Tay and Mr Chaw were traveling with five other riders to Ratchaprapa Dam in Khao Sok National Park, in Surat Thani.

The accident occurred while Terdsak Ngamprasert, 43, was overtaking a pickup truck near the entrance to Khao Sok National Park on Route 401, the Phang Nga – Surat Thani Road, said Kapong Police Duty Officer Chaipot Laoprathumwirote.

Ms Tay, who he named as Charlene Weei Tayshuan, died instantly in the crash, he said.

“Mr Terdsak had crossed over to the oncoming lane while overtaking the pickup. His Nissan Neo collided with Ms Tayshuan’s BMW motorbike. She was leading the group of riders.

“The car also collided with Mr Chaw, who was riding behind her on his BMW motorbike,” said Lt Col Chaipot.

“The rest of the riders managed to avoid colliding with the car,” he said.

The Kapong police officer who received the report over the radio told the Gazette that the accident happened near a small bridge, while a Narinthorn emergency rescue worker based at Phang Nga Hospital said the accident occurred at about 1pm.

“Ms Tayshuan suffered fatal head injuries. Her body is now at Kapong Hospital. Embassy representatives will claim her body tomorrow on behalf of her relatives,” Lt Col Chaipot said this afternoon.

He explained that the group of riders entered Thailand on October 26.

“They stayed in Trang for one night [last Wednesday], before heading to Rachaprapa Dam. They planned to return to Singapore today,” he said.

“Mr Terdsak did not flee the scene. He was charged with reckless driving causing death and reckless driving causing damage to property,” said Lt Col Chaipot.

“He was held at the police station overnight and presented to Takuapa Court on Friday. He has since been released on bail from the court,” he said.

Mr Terdsak was staying with relatives in Takuapa. He had returned home to escape the floods in Bangkok, he added.

Lt Col Chaipot added that he doubted all reports from witnesses claiming that no vehicles involved in the accident were speeding.

“All of them said they were not driving fast, but looking at the evidence it is difficult to believe them. The car and the motorbikes suffered extensive damage from the impact,” he said.

— Atchaa Khamlo



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Phuket house keeper keeps 2,600 meth pills and 3kg of marijuana at house in Rawai

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A Rawai house keeper has been arrested with 2,600 methamphetamine pills and three kilograms of marijuana.

A team of Border Patrol Police has arrested 47 year old Wanlee ‘Mai’ Eiadkerd. Police seized 2,600 methamphetamine pills and three kilograms of marijuana inside a house in Rawai.

The arrest follows police first arresting a Thai woman with methamphetamine pills in Chalong. She told police she got the drugs from a woman called ‘Wanlee’. She said that Wanlee is a house keeper at a house in Soi Yanui, Rawai.

Police continued the investigation and found Wanlee at the house. Police didn’t find any drugs in the house but Wanlee volunteered information that she kept drugs in another house in Sai Yuan, Rawai where she also works as a house keeper.

She was taken to Chalong Police Startion and charged with illegal possession of Category 1 and 5 Drugs with intent to sell.

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Phuket police launch search for man in Facebook post pointing a gun at his head

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Last night Phuket Police launched a manhunt after a photo of a man pointing gun at his head went viral in social media.

The Phuket City Police took about five hours to find the house after the photo of the man, who was pointing a gun at his head, along with a depressing message, was posted on the man’s social media page.

Police finally identified the house at Koh Sirey in Rassada, east of Phuket Town. Police found the man had already gone to sleep in his bedroom.

Today police will be questioning him and checking the legality and ammunition with his gun. They will also be urging him to seek help if he is having problems.

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77 year old Swedish tourist rescued at Patong Beach – VIDEO

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Patong Lifeguard

Lifeguards at Patong Beach rescued a 77 year old Swedish male tourist from drowning after he lost consciousness whilst in the water.

Lifeguards pulled the Swedish tourist, Berlin Goran, out of the water after he passed out whilst swimming at the beach.

Head of Patong lifeguard Somprasong Sangchart says, “We saw other swimmers wave their hands and call for help after they saw Mr Goran fainting face down into the water. We rushed in to retrieve him, he was about 40 metres off shore.

“Mr Goran was unconscious and his pulses was very weak. Lifeguards provided CPR and recovered Mr Goran’s pulse and conciousness. He was rushed to Patong Hospital.”

Doctor says that Mr Goran was very lucky that he was rescued immediately. They say if there was a longer delay he would probably have died.

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