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Truck brings down six power poles in Chalong, one injured

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A motorbike driver has been injured while 13 Burmese workers on the back of a pickup truck have escaped injury after ta truck brought down six power poles in a Chalong soi.

The incident was in Soi Tanuthep in Chalong at 11.20am today. Police and rescue workers arrived to find the pickup in the middle of the road. Fallen cables were found laying around the front of a truck.

The truck hooked the overhead cables and, before the driver could stop, the truck had pulled down four power poles.

Emergency responders also found two damaged motorbike that were following the truck. A pickup truck, also following behind the truck and carrying 13 Burmese workers, had escaped damage. Two adjacent houses ended up with minor damage from the incident. One motorbike driver also sustained injuries. He was rushed to Chalong Hospital.

The truck driver, 31 year old Annuwa Rormaza, was taken to Chalong Police station for questioning and further legal action.

Staff from the Phuket Provincial Electric Authority, Chalong Office, have been fixing the cables and re-erecting the power poles. They expect that the electric supply will be back to normal by 8pm tonight.

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