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Truck overturns in Songkhla, injuring 12

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12 seafood processing factory workers were injured after the pickup truck they were travelling in burst a tyre, rammed into a roadside lamppost, and overturned. The incident occurred in the southern province of Songkhla this morning. Authorities say the crash happened on Ramot-Songkhla Road in tambon Muang Ngam.

Police and rescue workers rushed to the scene to find an Isuzu pickup truck with Songkhla licence plates overturned on the road’s divider. The vehicle’s right rear tyre had burst, and a damaged streetlamp pole was found nearby. A total of 12 workers, all women, were hurt, but none seriously. Some of them were thrown from the truck during the crash. All were taken to hospital.

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The driver, 44 year old Wimolrat Chucherd, was unhurt. She told police that she picked up the workers in Ranot district and was taking them to a Thai Union seafood processing factory in Singha Nakhon district when the tyre burst. She lost control of the vehicle, which then rammed into the light pole and overturned. The incident happened 10 kilometres from the factory.

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Last Covid-19 patient in Songklanagarind hospital sent home

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A hospital on the front lines fighting Covid-19 in the Hat Yai district of the southern province of Songkhla has released its last remaining Covid-19 patient. The patient was sent home yesterday, after making a full recovery.

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According to the staff at Songklanagarind Hospital, the patient fell critically ill in his home province of Narathiwat and had to be transferred to Hat Yai to be placed on a respirator. The hospital claimed he was treated with injections of donated plasma, which helped speed his recovery.

However, Songklanagarind reports that there are still 2 Covid-19 patients remaining in its second branch, also in Hat Yai.

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Strange pineapple tree worshipped by plantation owner in Songkhla

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The owners of a rubber plantation in the southern province of Songkhla today reported they had found a strange pineapple tree on their farm.

“It looks like 15 pineapple trees merged together as one.”

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Reports from Thai media reveal that after the discovery of the fascinating tree, Phanchakonrat and her husband had brought flowers, incense and candles to worship it, hoping for clues to lucky numbers to win the lottery.

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The lucky number was said to be 158 and is expected to be drawn on on Friday.

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Human Rights Watch says Thailand should free detained migrants

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A significant number of migrants in Thailand’s Songkhla immigration detention centre have the coronavirus and the Human Rights Watch is saying all them should be free due to the dangers of the coronavirus pot the other detainees.

In an article urging the release of the migrants, the HRW said the virus infections “spread like wildfire in squalid lockup” and that the conditions in the detention centre on the Malaysian border were “overcrowded and unhygienic”.

Calls have been made by other activists to free detained migrants all over the world amid the pandemic.

18 of the 65 detainees, as well as an immigration officer, have tested positive for Covid-19, according to the HRW. However, last week the Bangkok Post reported that 42 migrant workers tested positive at the Songkla centre. The immigration bureau wants to transfer 26 Rohingya women to another detention centre in Hat Yai to help prevent an outbreak.

“Regardless of the numbers, there seems to be a problem with the conditions at the detention centre and containment of the virus.”

And when it comes to the simple practice of social distancing, it’s apparently almost impossible in the detention centre where people are crammed together in the same space and sharing bathrooms. The HRW claims medical care is inadequate in Thailand’s detention centres.

The HRW says they should at least find ways to provide adequate space for social distancing.

And since it is still unsafe for migrants to return to their home countries, the HRW suggests a temporary moratorium on police checks which would ultimately prevent the overcrowding and risk of exposure to the virus at detention facilities.

The HRW says the lack of action to protect migrants and the “wretched” conditions they endure makes Thailand’s frequent claims about respecting the rights and welfare of migrants “ring hollow.”

SOURCE: Human Rights Watch | Bangkok Post

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