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Truck crash on Patong Hill causes three hour traffic delays – VIDEO

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The driver of a truck, blaming failed brakes, has collided with another truck along with cars, pickups and motorbikes on Patong Hill late yesterday afternoon. The incident caused about three hours of traffic mayhem, particularly for traffic heading out of Patong. The delay also caused bank ups right through Kalim as Kamala traffic was trying to get through Patong.

“Stuck on the Kamala-Patong road, can’t even get into Kalim. Haven’t moved for 30 minutes.” Message from listener ‘Richard’ to Phuket’s 102.75 FM The Thaiger, at 7.15pm.

Patong Police were notified of the accident near Suwankeereewong Temple (Wat Patong) on Phra Baramee Road, the bottom of Patong Hill, just after 5pm yesterday afternoon.

Police and Kusoldharm rescue workers arrived to find a truck that had collided with another truck and cars.

The driver of the primary truck was Boonlom Boonprom. He was stuck inside. Sutat Aompana, the driver of another truck, that was hit by the wayward truck descending after the final corner, was also stuck inside his truck cabin. Rescue workers used hydraulic cutters to free them before taking them to Patong Hospital as a precaution. Neither sustained serious injuries.

Around the scene there were damaged cars and motorbikes that were caught up in the sudden stop of traffic at the busy intersection. About seven vehicles were involved in the incident. Three other motorists sustained minor injuries but left the scene without going to hospital.

Police says the truck was heading from Kathu to Patong. When the truck arrived at the final hair-pin turn, coming down the hill, the driver claims his brakes failed and lost control. Police are continuing their investigation and examine CCTV footage and some of the dash cam videos, including this one…

PHUKETLast evening's incident just after 5pm on Patong Hill, where a truck crashed because, according to the driver, his brakes failed… from another angle. Scroll down for the original post.VIDEO: Nicky phukettour / Newshawk Phuket

Posted by The Thaiger on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

 

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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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