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Pabuk: PM visits Nakhon Si Thammarat to survey damage

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Between January 3-6, Pabuk was responsible for the death of four people and has affected the lives of more than 720,000 in 23 southern provinces.

The death toll from the storm has now risen to four while three southern provinces are still reeling from its impact yesterday.

The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department director-general Chayapol Thitisak said that his department was collaborating with relevant agencies in relief operations.

“Of these provinces, three – namely Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani and Chumphon – are still in the disaster phase.”

Chayapol said efforts for victims would include compensation, which would be awarded in line with Finance Ministry guidelines.

One of the four victims killed by Pabuk was 69 year old Preecha Jankaew who died while trying to help other storm victims.

Thai PM General Prayut Chan-o-cha visited Preecha’s widow yesterday in her hometown of Nakhon Si Thammarat expressing condolences and offering financial help in recognition of his good deeds.

During his visit to the storm-hit province Prayut also met with many victims and instructed authorities to repair all public facilities within seven days.

“Houses damaged by the storm must be repaired within one month,” Prayut said.

He also boarded a boat to deliver relief items to heavily flooded areas along Pak Nakhon Canal in Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Pak Phanang district.

54 year old Wandee Janchid said locals have put down 20,000 baht to hire a backhoe for road repairs in the hope that they would be able to quickly sell their durian and find food.

“Our supply is running out,” she said.

In Chumphon province, its deputy governor Somporn Patchimpetch said authorities would prepare better measures for evacuating victims after a 91 year old woman succumbed to a blood infection during the evacuation.

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SOURCE: The Nation



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Six metre king cobra caught by rescue workers in Trang – VIDEO

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: หน่วยกู้ภัยบรรเทาวังวิเศษ

A 20 kilogram, 6 metres king cobra has been caught in Trang by rescue workers.

77 Kaoded news reports that Sikao Police in Trang were notified of the incident at a house at 4.45pm yesterdayPolice decided it wasn’t quite in their work contract and contacted rescue workers who headed to the house.

Sawai Kaewjuea, a rescue worker, led his team to catch the cobra. It took about 20 minutes to catch the feisty king cobra which 6 metres long.

23 year old Sunata Duangkleang says, “While I was talking with my friends in the house, I saw the king cobra. We immediately ran out of the house and called the police.”

Good advice!

TRANGRescue worker catches a king cobra in Trang, southern Thailand, yesterday. Yikes!VIDEO: หน่วยกู้ภัยบรรเทาวังวิเศษ

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Driver charged in Chumphon tour bus accident

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A tour bus driver has been charged for reckless driving after yesterday morning’s tour bus accident in Chumphon.

23 Filipino tourists escaped serious injury in the bus crash. The bus was travelling from Bangkok to Phuket.

Read more about yesterday’s crash HERE.

Thairath is reporting that the tour bus driver, 36 year old Taweesak Chitchuea from Ranong, has been charged. He had to be removed from the bus with the aid of hydraulic cutters and was taken to Chumpon Hospital with a broken right leg.

At this stage police speculate that the driver fell asleep at the wheel. The bus driver has been charged with reckless driving causing injuries and damages.

All passengers were loaded onto another bus to continue their journey to Phuket. One Filipino passenger was taken to Chumpon Hospital for precautionary examination but was released yesterday.

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