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Phuket Town fruit vendors fed up with theft

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PHUKET: Fruit vendors in Phuket Town are fed up with fruit from their stalls being stolen overnight and the lack of progress in apprehending the culprits, despite giving police CCTV footage showing teenagers pilfering the produce.

Vipharat Na Kling, who owns one of the stalls along Srisana Road, said the thefts have cost her thousands of baht.

“I reported the thefts to police and gave them CCTV footage showing the teenagers stealing fruit a long time ago, but nothing’s happened,” she said.

Phuket City Police Lt Col Naruebadin Pangleesen said officers were working on the case and that the suspects were known to police.

“The footage clearly shows the faces of the thieves. There are two or three of them. They pull up on motorbikes, take durians and ride off. They’ve done this four times already,” moaned Ms Vipharat.

Prapawarin Khamdam, another nearby stall holder, said thieves had stolen nearly 100 kilograms of durian from her stall.

“It’s happened many times,” Ms Prapawarin said. “We’ve filed a complaint, but police cannot catch the suspects, even though we’ve shown them CCTV footage that clearly shows their faces and their bikes.”

“I know it’s only fruit, and they’re just teenagers, but they keep doing it and the cost to us adds up to thousands of baht,” vented Ms Prapawarin.

“We are not that rich and we have a lot of expenses. Those teens should be arrested as an example to others not to steal, no matter the amount.”

— Kritsada Mueanhawong



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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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