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  • Thailand News

    Cargo ship ploughs into bridge in Guangzhou, China (video)

    Chaos erupted as a colossal cargo ship collided with a vital bridge spanning the Pearl River in Guangzhou, China. The city, located in the southern region, was rattled this morning when the vessel smashed into the Lixinsha bridge, propelling vehicles into the murky depths below. Authorities swiftly descended upon the scene, scrambling to manage traffic pandemonium while launching a full-scale…

  • Thailand News

    Thai woman narrowly escapes after car gets stuck on broken footbridge

    A Thai woman narrowly escaped with her life after she drove her car onto a broken, wobbly wooden footbridge in the northern province of Phrae. The Sung Men Rescue Team successfully retrieved her car after she came a cropper. The 38 year old Thai woman carefully got out of her white sedan, a Honda City, which was stuck on the…

  • Thailand News

    Phayam Island children’s struggle to school spurs calls for new bridge

    Children in Phayam Island in the Ranong province have been struggling to reach their schools due to the lack of a bridge. An online post appealing for help has sparked a call for government intervention, suggesting that before the economic bridge is built, these children need assistance. Monsoongarbage Thailand a Facebook page, shared the plight of the schoolchildren. “Can we…

  • Thailand News

    Thai PM sees hope in Land Bridge megaproject to lure overseas Thais back

    Acknowledging the lack of attractive job opportunities in Thailand, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin expressed hope that the Land Bridge megaproject would allure high-calibre Thais working abroad to return home. The prime minister made this remark during a meeting with the Thai community members in the US at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco. Government spokesperson Chai Wacharonke provided a summary…

  • Phuket News

    Koh Maphrao residents plead for bridge to Phuket

    On the untouched shores of Koh Maphrao, an island nestled off the east coast of Phuket, a pressing issue has been echoing amongst its inhabitants. The island’s residents have made a formal plea to the Department of Rural Roads for the construction of a bridge to connect them with the bustling mainland of Phuket. This idyllic haven has, so far,…

  • Road deaths

    Cement truck ignores warning and crashes into canal after wooden bridge collapse

    A cement truck plunged into a canal after its driver ignored warnings and drove onto a wooden bridge, causing it to collapse. The 55 year old driver, from Amnat Charoen, revealed that he thought the bridge was supported by concrete pillars, and thus decided to cross it. The incident occurred at 12.30pm today. The 10-wheel truck, registered in Samut Prakan,…

  • Thailand News

    Flash flood destroys bridge in Phayao, disrupting districts and leaving locals missing

    Last night’s severe rainfall in Phayao province resulted in a flash flood that destroyed a bridge, disrupting connectivity between the districts of Chiang Muan and Dok Khamtai. The incident, which occurred in the early hours of the morning, swept away two vehicles and left several individuals missing. Authorities are currently mobilising efforts to locate the missing persons from the Nong…

  • Thailand News

    Chiang Mai bridge collapses amid heavy rain, locals express relief

    The Wang Sa Kaeng Bridge, spanning the Ping River and connecting the Chom Thong district of Chiang Mai and Wiang Nong Long district of Lampoon, collapsed after heavy rainfall. The incident, which occurred at 5.31pm yesterday, was captured by locals, who expressed relief at the bridge’s collapse, citing its long-standing disrepair. The collapse of the Wang Sa Kaeng bridge, which…

  • Transport News

    Bridging the gap: DRR lays tracks for Kui Buri railway safety and progress

    The Department of Rural Roads (DRR) has completed two rail crossing bridges in the Kui Buri district, as part of safety measures to prevent road accidents. The bridges, located between the fourth intersection of Highway No 1003 and Baan Pho Riang, are expected to support the Transport Ministry’s future double-track railway projects. This initiative comes in response to the State…

  • Thailand News

    Crane accident at Lam Sali bridge Bangkok leaves one dead, two injured

    A tragic incident occurred yesterday at the elevated bridge crossing the Lam Sali intersection in Bangkok when an iron plate fell from the crane, claiming one life and inflicting injuries on two other workers. Events unfolded today at 1.50am as the labourers were working on the bridge. The bridge, located over the Bangkapi intersection, is currently under construction. Among the…

  • Road deaths

    Missing boy’s body found in Kraw River after motorbike collision

    A tragic end has come to the story of a 14 year old boy who has been missing since a motorcycle accident on a bridge flung him into the river below. After searches were hampered by strong currents and the darkness of night, at around 11.30am, the boy was found. After a relentless search by divers and locals, Yodsapon’s body…

  • Transport News

    Koh Samui anticipates 34 billion baht mainland bridge by 2028

    Plans to establish a land link to the island of Koh Samui have been in the works for years but now the Express Authority of Thailand (EXAT) held their first public orientation hearing about the Samui Bridge. The blueprint for this project showcases a 20-kilometre bridge, slated for construction in 2028, to connect Koh Samui to the mainland. EXAT chief…

  • Pattaya News

    Overpass construction collapse in Bangkok claims two lives, injures 12

    Two people died and 12 were injured after an overpass abruptly collapsed in Lat Krabang district, Bangkok. Currently, those wounded are under constant medical supervision in nearby hospitals. His Majesty the King, demonstrating his kindness, compassion, and deep concern for his subjects’ well-being, has extended his condolences to those left grieving by the unfortunate incident and has offered his best wishes…

  • Eastern Thailand News

    Chon Buri woman rescued after falling from popular Ban Suan bridge

    A woman was rescued after falling from a new bridge in the seaside town of Ban Suan in Chon Buri province. The incident occurred yesterday evening when local municipal officers were notified that a woman had fallen off the new bridge in the main city district. The rescue team launched a drone to trace the woman and found her sitting in…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok couple’s miraculous escape from tragic road bridge collapse (video)

    A miraculous escape from death was recounted by a husband and wife following a tragic road bridge collapse. They narrowly evaded the mishap, having their vehicle hit just moments after they heard a loud noise. However, their car broke down, forcing them to flee as debris rained down onto the vehicle’s roof. The collapsing bridge, which was under construction, situated…

  • Thailand News

    Thai engineer confirms the safety of Phra Nang Klao bridge

    In response to buzzing speculation concerning the slim pillars of Phra Nang Klao Bridge, a key project engineer confirmed that the bridge is indeed designed to global engineering standards. The suspicion arose last Thursday when a Japanese holidaymaker posted a photo of the bridge on Twitter, voicing fears about the slender columns. The post sent ripples through the online community,…

  • Thailand News

    Older Thai woman’s abandoned bike found on bridge, personal belongings left behind

    A 61 year old Thai woman suspiciously abandoned her vehicle on the Bang Pakong River Bridge, leaving shoes and personal belongings behind. Her 49 year old niece is uncertain of any problems she might have faced, which caused her to disappear in Thailand’s central Chachoengsao province. Officials from the Chachoengsao Police Station and Chachoengsao Rescue Unit examined an abandoned Honda…

  • Hot News

    Bridge over Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river to be officially completed next year

    The eight-lane bridge over Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river is expected to be completed next year. The country’s widest river bridge will be completed this month, however, the bridge will need to pass inspections. According to ASEAN NOW, the Expressway Authority of Thailand says the 2-kilometre-long-cable-stayed bridge is expected to be officially inaugurated early next year. The bridge, which runs parallel…

  • Phuket News

    New bridge will connect 2 sub-districts in Phuket

    A new bridge will connect two sub-districts in Phuket‘s main city district. The bridge will connect the Wichit and Chalong sub-districts. On a visit to Phuket last week, Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn stopped by Mudong Canal, where the bridge is set to be built. Phiphat said the bridge will be 8 metres wide, and 280 metres long. Phiphat…

  • Koh Samui News

    Bridge connecting Koh Samui to mainland Thailand to open in 2029

    Travelling to Koh Samui from mainland Thailand will be cheaper and more convenient in the future once a bridge connecting the island to Khanom in Nakhon Si Thammarat province reaches completion. The bridge is expected to open for service in 2029. Consulting companies are currently bidding on the huge project which is estimated to cost 25 billion baht. The winner will…

  • Thailand News

    Kanchana Buri Skywalk to open in old town next year

    Kanchana Buri is hoping to boost their tourism numbers higher by lifting their tourists higher with a 15-metre tall skywalk. The project has been in the works for a long time, with construction woes delaying the opening again and again, but the bridge with its scenic views is now set to be opened at the beginning of 2023. The skywalk…

  • Thailand News

    Thai-Myanmar bridge bombed, impacting trade between the countries

    After an anti-government in Myanmar bombed a bridge between Thailand’s Mae Sot and Myawaddy on March 11, trade between the two countries has been impacted. The event has resulted in a decrease in the number of Thai transport trucks passing via the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Tak, northern Thailand. Earlier this week, a temporary bridge was built to assist…

  • Transport News

    Phuket closes Sarasin bridge at night to give fatigued health workers a break

    Phuket is closing the Sarasin bridge nightly to give fatigued health workers a break after working nonstop to screen travellers for Covid-19. Only those operating emergency service vehicles will be allowed to use the bridge from 11pm to 5am. The checkpoint was previously open 24 hours a day, but since there were only a few travellers during the night, Vice…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Everyone welcome, Golf quarantine approved, 775M for Pattaya | December 9

    All countries welcome – Thailand open for business Come one, come all. You’re all welcome back. In response to the dismally low take-up of the Special Tourist Visa, the Thai government has U-turned on a stipulation that only those from “low-risk” countries can apply to re-enter the Kingdom. The special tourist visa is now available to all, regardless of the…

  • Thailand NewsShaken but not stirred – Miss Thailand contestants get an unplanned swim | VIDEO | Thaiger

    Shaken but not stirred – Miss Thailand contestants get an unplanned swim | VIDEO

    Luckily no one was hurt but these Miss Thailand beauty queens ended up with an unscheduled dunking whilst parading for the cameras in Chiang Mai. A video captures the face-masked girls, all dressed up in the day’s casual uniform, posing for the cameras and the the moment a bridge snaps, plunging the 30 smiling, but bemused, Miss Thailand contestants into…

  • Krabi News

    Plans to build bridge connecting Koh Lanta to Krabi mainland in the works

    Plans to build a bridge connecting Koh Lanta with Krabi’s mainland is in the works . Currently, a ferry service transports people and vehicles on a boat, which is more like a barge than a ferry, to and from the island. It’s a fairly time consuming process that often backs up traffic. The Department of Rural Roads has an environmental…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Land bridge project, “Thai Bridge”, Chaing Mai black widow | October 12

    Daily Thai TV News, with all the latest updates. Posted around 5pm, Monday to Friday. Protest leader says activists “in it for the long haul” Human rights lawyer and protest leader, Arnon Nampa, says political activists seeking to oust the current Thai government are “in it for the long haul”. The leader of the People’s Group (formerly the Free People…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Tourist arrivals postponed, Will Boss return?, deadly centipede | October 8

    To get all the latest news and information about Thailand, go to thethaiger.com. Like and subscribe our YouTube channel too. Go on, right now 🙂 You can also LIKE our Facebook page facebook.com/thethaigernews to get even more information about Thailand. Anti-corruption commission to re-investigate handling of “Boss” hit-and-run case The “Boss” hit-and-run saga drags on, now with the National Anti-Corruption…

  • Transport News

    Koh Samui bridge collapse leaves truck stuck under pier

    In the second setback in a week for the beleagured Raja Ferry Co., a steel boarding bridge for vehicles at Raja 1 ferry pier on Koh Samui collapsed yesterday, leaving a truck wedged under the wharf. The incident follows Saturday’s ferry disaster in which 3 people are confirmed dead and 3 remain missing. The pier is one of the 3…

  • Crime News

    Bangkok “sadist” arrested for man’s death, woman’s abduction

    Bangkok police have arrested a man for the abduction of a woman and the death of her boyfriend in the city’s Lumpini Park Tuesday night. Authorities say he is a sexual sadist who preyed on sex workers in the downtown area. Police say a woman, identified as 35 year old Natchada Kiengkaiwaykin, was lured into his Volkswagen van. Her boyfriend,…

  • Road deaths

    Motorcyclist, gazing at phone, plummets from Bangkok bridge

    A man is dead after plummeting 10 metres from Bangkok’s Rama 3 bridge yesterday. Police and rescue workers were called to an area below the bridge and found the body of a 43 year old motorcyclist, identified only as “Kiatpong.” Still on the bridge was his Honda Zoomer-X scooter, and there was evidence of scratches along the bridge wall. He appeared…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya driver blames wet weather after losing control and jamming truck under overpass – VIDEO

    As European pop group Milli Vanilli once mimed, “blame it on the rain…” An 18 year old Pattaya driver says a wet road made him lose control of his truck, causing it to veer off the road and lodge firmly under a highway overpass. The Pattaya News reports that the incident took place around 4pm yesterday at an overpass on…

  • Pattaya News

    Denied sex, Chon Buri man threatens suicide… again

    A man in Chon Buri threatened to jump from a footbridge this morning after his wife refused to sleep with him. Rescue worker say this is the seventh time he’s threatened to jump from the same bridge. Police in the province’s Semet subdistrict were notified of the incident at about noon yesterday at the pedestrian bridge in front of the…

  • World News

    Four bodies recovered, two missing after bridge collapse in Taiwan – VIDEO

    “The petrol tanker burst into flames at some point after it hit the water, sending a thick plume of black smoke into the air.” Four bodies have been recovered from under a collapsed bridge in Taiwan as searches continued for two people still missing when the structure smashed onto fishing boats moored underneath. The National Fire Agency reports that two…

  • World News

    Thailand’s longest wooden bridge under threat of collapse after rains soak west

    The famous Mon (Uttamanusorn) Bridge in Kanchanaburi in Thailand’s west, the country’s longest wooden bridge, is being watched around the clock by the Thai army for fear that it may collapse under the force of strong currents in the Songkalia River and a huge amount of debris which is piling up against the bridge’s superstructure. Uttamanusorn Bridge (Thai: สะพานอุตตมานุสรณ์; lit:…

  • Road deaths

    Big bike rider decapitated in horror crash in Bangkok

    PHOTOS: Sanook A motorbike rider has been decapitated after colliding with the side of the Klong Tan Flyover yesterday. He was riding a BMW S1000 RR big bike at the time. His body was taken to the Chulalongkorn Hospital for an autopsy to determine the presence of alcohol or drugs in his blood. Sanook reports that motorbikes are not allowed on…

  • Pattaya News

    Repair budget for decaying bridge on Koh Larn postponed to next year

    Plans to fix up the Koh Larn Tien Beach bridge have been put back to next year. In recent months news stories have reported that the bridge is in urgent need of repair. Locals are claiming the structure is “close to collapse”. The bridge and walkway link Tawaen Beach and Tonglang Beach. Pattaya’s Deputy Mayor says that a 4.5 million…