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Water restrictions announced as water levels in Phuket reservoirs drop

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The Phuket Waterworks Authority (PWA) has announced a date for water restrictions to start in some Phuket areas.

They say the reason is water levels at reservoirs in Phuket are getting low in the dry seasons and they predict it will continue for the next three months.

Water will be restricted for residents on even dates starting February 8 for the Sai Yuan Intersection, Rawai Beach area to Yanui Beach. Also in Koh Kaew, Rassada and Koh Sirey.

While water will be restricted for residents on odd dates which starts on February 9 from Saiyuan to Naiharn Beach, Maikhao, Sakoo, Thepkrasattri, Cheng Talay, Srisoonthorn, Paklok and Koh Kaew sub-districts.

The announcement from the PWA says that this schedule will continue until the dry season.

“For more information please contact 076 319 173, 082 790 1634.”

“We apologise for an inconvenience.”

The Phuket News reported rationing of water in Cherng Talay late last month, otherwise The Thaiger can find no record of ongoing water restrictions anytime in the past 20 years (searching through the The Thaiger and Phuket Gazette archives).

Meanwhile two people have contacted The Thaiger from Patong in the past week saying water had been turned off on some days and the water trucks had been driving around offering highly-priced water.



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Two arrested with 100 kilograms of kratom in Phuket

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Two men have been arrested carrying 100 kilogram of kratom leaves at the Phuket Checkpoint early this morning.

A team of officers at the Phuket checkpoint arrested the two Thai men: 49 year old Natee Martmanang from Songkhla and 34 year old Tanan Chotchuang from Satun.

They were arrested while coming through the checkpoint at the north end of Phuket in a pickup truck. Officers seized 100 kilograms of kratom leaves.

They have been taken to the Tha Chatchai Police Station and charged with illegal possession of a Category 5 Drugs with intent to sell.

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Motorbike driver dies after slamming into the back of a parked bus, Phuket

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A motorbike driver has died after colliding with the rear of a parked bus on the side of the road in Thalang this morning.

Thalang Police say the incident happened at 5am on Sanambin Mueangmai Road (4026) which is about 200 metres from the Thalang Technical College.

Police and emergency responders arrived to find the parked bus. Embedded into the rear panels of the bus they found a motorbike and the body of a Thai man identified as 21 year old Rittchai Taokong. His body was taken to the Thalang Hospital

Thalang Police report that the bus driver, 59 year old Adul Pidjanan, had parked the bus on the side of the road. The motorbike, travelling at high speed, collided with the rear end of the bus.

Police are continuing their investigation and examining available CCTV.

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Baby Risso’s Dolphin rescued at Railay Beach in Krabi

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A baby Risso’s Dolphin has been rescued after being found on Railay Beach in Krabi on Sunday.

Officials at the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) were notified that the baby dolphin was found of the east end of Railay Beach.

The DMCR says that the species is a baby Risso’s dolphin. This one is 250 centimetres long and weighs about 100 kilograms. The dolphin was weak and unable to swim by itself.

Wounds have been found around its head which marine staff believe was caused from being battered as it washed up onto the beach by waves.

The dolphin was taken to the Phuket Marine Biology Centre (PMBC) where it’s receiving love, attention and further treatment.

Risso’s dolphin is the only species of dolphin in the genus Grampus. It is commonly known as the Monk dolphin among Taiwanese fishermen. Some of the closest related species to these dolphins include: pilot whales, pygmy killer whales, melon-headed whales, and false killer whales.

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