Connect with us

Phuket

Thai Army digs deep in Phuket to recover “landslide house’

Published

 on 

PHUKET: A sortie of 15 soldiers from the Royal Thai Army 2nd Infantry Battalion based in Ranong arrived in Phuket yesterday to help excavate by hand a house located high in the hills of Kamala, on Phuket’s west coast.

Heavy rains last Thursday caused earth on the slope above the house to slide down the hill, coming to rest along one wall of the modest home.

The weight of the dirt held back by the house had the residents worried that their home could slip downhill at any time, even in the middle of the night.

“We received an order to lend a hand a few days ago from officers of the 4th Army Area Command. The officers were in Phuket to inspect the problems caused by the flooding,” said troop commander Capt Jatupol Sriked.

Officials at the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Phuket office (DDPM-Phuket) called for help after realizing that they could not get heavy machinery up the slope to excavate the house, he explained.

The troop of soldiers, who form part of the 25th Infantry Regiment at the Rattana Rangsan barracks, were joined by local officials and at least 15 other volunteers to clear the landslide.

The excavation work was completed today.

DDPM-Phuket chief San Jantharawong said that his officers were looking into preventative measures for any future landslides at the site.

— Warisa Temram

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand15 mins ago

More than 1 million baht payout to massacre victims

Thailand27 mins ago

Three children survive daycare centre massacre in northeast Thailand

Law1 hour ago

Pakistan’s transgenders dragged back into Dark Ages

Sponsored4 hours ago

5 reasons why Thailand educators shouldn’t miss Bett Asia in Bangkok this year

Thailand2 hours ago

Thais unhappy with Prawit’s response to daycare centre massacre

Thailand2 hours ago

Thailand lowers flags to half-mast to mourn daycare centre massacre victims

Philippines2 hours ago

‘Strange and unusual’ punishment for Filipino lottery winners

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Guides2 hours ago

5 posh places for a relaxing afternoon tea in Bangkok

Weather3 hours ago

Floods in NE Thailand claimed the lives of 3 people

Crime3 hours ago

Colleagues reveal daycare killer prone to mood swings

Hot News3 hours ago

US sanctions Myanmar junta-linked businessman over buying Russian-made arms

Thailand3 hours ago

King, Queen and PM Prayut to visit mass shooting victims in northeast Thailand

Guides3 hours ago

What are the common international school curriculums in Thailand? What should you choose?

Hot News3 hours ago

US forces take down three senior ISIS figures in Syria

Bangkok3 hours ago

LIV golfers trundle pointlessly into Bangkok’s ‘billionaire’s paradise’

Hot News4 hours ago

Suitcase in Japan held different kind of explosives as bomb squad finds sex toys

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending