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  • Thailand News

    Pedestrian bridge collapses onto dump truck on Northbound Highway 32

    A pedestrian bridge in Ang Thong‘s Mueang district came crashing down onto a dump truck, causing a significant obstruction on the main northbound highway, Highway 32. The incident unfolded around 7am today when the dump truck, with its body unintentionally raised, collided with the footbridge. The Department of Highways reported that the truck was en route north on Highway 32,…

  • Thailand News

    Townhouse collapse in central Thailand raises safety concerns

    A devastating incident occurred as a two-storey townhouse collapsed, causing damage to multiple properties in central Thailand. The calamity took place within the Teacher’s Village in Ban Khlong Suan, Phra Samut Chedi District, Samut Prakan last night. The authorities were alerted and emergency response teams were dispatched to assess the situation and provide assistance. The area, roughly 5 kilometres from…

  • Thailand News

    Pink Line Skytrain track collapse causes havoc in Nonthaburi

    A lengthy section of the Pink Line Skytrain track collapsed in front of the Agricultural Land Reform Office market, causing damage to three parked vehicles and nearly toppling a high-voltage electricity pylon. The incident occurred at 5am today, in Pak Kret, Nonthaburi. The police were quickly on the scene, accompanied by electricity officials and representatives from the skytrain company. The…

  • Thailand News

    Samut Prakan: MEA takes responsibility for road collapse and house damage

    Today, the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) and their contractors rushed to investigate a road collapse and house damage near a pit for an underground power line in Soi Kaew Electric, Samut Prakan province. The MEA, who commissioned the construction project, expressed their regret and apologised to those affected by the incident. The MEA explained the cause of the collapse before…

  • Thailand News

    School safety alert: Thai education ministry issues warning after floor collapse

    The Ministry of Education (MoE) issued a warning to all schools about the safety of their educational buildings. This cautionary message comes in the wake of an incident where the floor of an old school building in Phanat Nikhom, Chon Buri collapsed, injuring nearly 30 students. The students fell almost 2 metres to the ground, fortunately, the area was flooded,…

  • 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

    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…

  • Thailand News

    1 killed and 1 injured in sign collapse at petrol station in Chon Buri

    Tragedy struck in Sri Racha district, Chon Buri province, after thunder and lightning struck an enormous advertising sign at a PTT petrol station, causing it to collapse and kill a pickup driver. Officers at Sri Racha police station were notified of the sign collapse at around 4.30pm yesterday, September 20. Upon arrival, officers discovered that the advertising sign lay over…

  • Thailand News

    Tidal wave of troubles: Hua Hin beach road left in ruins, affecting 2,500 households

    An intense tidal wave, coupled with rising sea levels, caused severe damage to a cement road along Hua Hin beach in the Satun province. The tidal wave damage disrupted the lives of 2,500 households in ten villages, causing transportation difficulties. Local officials have swiftly initiated an assessment of the damage and marked hazardous areas. Following the distress signal from local…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok building’s canopy collapse narrowly misses caretaker causing power outage

    A commercial building awaiting renovation in Bangkok was the scene of a startling incident yesterday evening when a canopy collapsed, damaging a parked car beneath it and causing a local power outage. The 72 year old caretaker of the structure, Witthaya Ketkaew, narrowly escaped harm, having been inside the building at the time of the canopy collapse. Situated at the…

  • China News

    10 dead after school gym roof collapse in China’s Qiqihar City

    The roof of a school gymnasium in Qiqihar City, located in northeast China‘s Heilongjiang Province, collapsed yesterday, leading to the death of 10 people. One person remains unaccounted for and trapped in the rubble. The incident, which took place over the weekend, affected 19 people who were in the gym at the time. The rescue unit reported… “Around 160 firefighters,…

  • Thailand News

    Concrete catastrophe: Temple construction worker crushed to death in tragic accident

    A tragic incident occurred at a temple construction site in Thailand when an unfortunate construction worker was fatally crushed by falling concrete while dismantling a mould from a temple gate. The incident, which occurred around 10.30am today, claimed the life of a 59 year old worker named Da (surname reserved), instantly making the tranquil temple area a scene of chaos…

  • 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…

  • Bangkok News

    Road collapse investigation scrutinises construction firms and contract process in Bangkok

    A concerted effort has been launched in Thailand to unearth the cause behind the devastating collapse of an elevated road currently under construction on Luang Pang Road in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang district. Spearheading the road collapse investigation, the Metropolitan Police Division 3 is meticulously scrutinising the catastrophe in a bid to hold those responsible accountable. Deputy Chief of the Metropolitan…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok’s Luang Phaeng road collapse spurs urgent motion for improved oversight

    A discussion unfolded in the House of Representatives yesterday, centred on an urgent motion following the catastrophic collapse of an under-construction elevated road on Luang Phaeng Road the evening before. The motion was brought forth by Theerarat Samrejvanich of the Pheu Thai Party, a representative for Bangkok. During the meeting, Theerarat asked for cooperation from agencies associated with the project…

  • 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

    Road tragedy: Section of Luang Paeng Road collapses killing 2, injuring 17 in Bangkok (video)

    An under-construction section of Luang Paeng Road yesterday collapsed tragically killing two people and injuring 17 more in the Latkrabang district of Bangkok. The collapsed section of the road formed a part of the On Nut-Latkrabang Flyover, a structure spanning approximately 3.5 kilometres from On Nut-Latkrabang Road to Luang Paeng Road. The accident occurred in the evening at around 6pm…

  • Business News

    BlockFi bankruptcy allows return of funds to non-interest-bearing account holders

    Bankrupt cryptocurrency lender BlockFi has been granted court permission to return US$297 million to clients holding non-interest-bearing accounts. However, this does not include repayment to customers who made last-minute attempts to transfer funds into those accounts. It was concluded by the UK Bankruptcy Judge that customers owned their deposits in BlockFi’s Wallet programme, a non-interest-paying scheme that maintained customer deposits…

  • Economy News

    Thai industry leaders warn economy on brink of collapse

    Thai industry leaders are warning that if tourists don’t return soon, the economy will soon collapse with daunting consequences. And, as the Covid-19 vaccination programme is slow to take off, the window is closing for this year to make any kind of substantial recovery through reopening the country. Just this week, an opposition MP drew the government’s attention to the…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Ring road collapses leaving at least 10 injured in Nakhon Ratchasima

    An elevated section of a ring road in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima has collapsed, leaving at least 10 workers injured. The incident occurred on Sura Narai Road in tambon Khok Sung in Muang district at around 2pm today. The injured included 1 Thai and the others Cambodian and Burmese nationals. Most had cuts on their bodies while some…

  • 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…

  • Environment News

    Large “chunk” breaks off Krabi island, damaging coral reef at popular dive site

    A large chunk of an island near Koh Phi Phi in southern Thailand has broken off and collapsed on top of a coral reef at a popular dive site. No one was around when the cliffsides sheered off and collapsed into the sea, but national park officers on a routine patrol noticed a section of the island had broken off…

  • Bangkok News

    Homes partially collapse in 2 provinces

    In 2 separate incidents, the area around the 3 storey flat block that tilted and partially collapsed on Wednesday in the in Samut Sakhon, southwest of Bangkok, has been declared a disaster zone. And in neighbouring Samut Prakun, due south of the capitol, the Engineering Institute of Thailand is investigating 20 houses where pillars, ceilings, roofs and walls were found…

  • Bangkok News

    BTS pillar collapse injures 5 – VIDEO

    5 construction workers were injured in the early hours of this morning when a column under construction along a future elevated train line came crashing down. A Skytrain Pink Line pillar under construction collapsed on Chaengwattana Road in Nonthaburi’s Pak Kret district, just north of Bangkok. The workers were about 7 metres from the ground and pouring concrete on top…

  • Central Thailand News

    1 dead, 14 injured in Nakhon Phathom market collapse

    A woman is dead and 14 others injured after a steel structure at a market in the central Nakhon Pathom province’s Bang Khaem subdistrict collapsed in a storm yesterday. Police rushed to the scene and found that a 32 year old sausage vendor Supranee (surname withheld) had been killed while 14 merchants and customers were injured with 5 in reportedly…

  • Crime News

    Arrest warrants issued over Phuket building collapse which killed seven

    PHOTO: Matichon Online Thalang District police yesterday issued an arrest warrant for the owner of a construction company responsible for the collapse of a building under construction in Thalang, Phuket, according to online news portal Matichon. Seven Thai and Burmese workers were killed and another two injured following the collapse of the single story concrete structure at a new petrol…

  • Crime News

    UPDATE: Police investigate building collapse in Phuket, killing seven

    PHOTOS: Phuket Hotnews UPDATE: Kritsana Pattanachareon, deputy spokesperson for the Royal Thai Police, says that an initial investigation into the collapse of a petrol station being built in Thalang, Phuket on Thepkasattri Road, resulting in seven deaths, indicated that poor construction standards were to blame. “We were informed by police from the Thalang district station that a concrete slab being…

  • 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…

  • Tourism News

    Thomas Cook customers may have to wait 2 month for refunds

    PHOTO: Rick Findler/PA Wire Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority says that refunds of bookings by failed travel giant Thomas Cook’s customers could take longer than expected. At this stage the regulator says they don’t have all information needed from the collapsed travel firm. The British Civil Aviation Authority says it was launching a new, online payment system next week for bookings…

  • Travel

    UPDATE: Thomas Cook financial collapse

    “These insolvency proceedings do not involve the continental and Nordic businesses.” The UK Thomas Cook businesses are now under the control of the official receiver who has appointed AlixPartners and KPMG as special managers to oversee the liquidation, and in the case of AlixPartners, to work with the business to assist the UK Civil Aviation Authority on repatriation of existing…

  • Tourism News

    UK travel icon Thomas Cook bankrupt, stranding tourists

    PHOTO: Axios.com “This marks a deeply sad day for the company which pioneered package holidays and made travel possible for millions of people around the world.” British travel giant Thomas Cook declared bankruptcy today after failing to reach a last-ditch rescue deal. The collapse triggers the UK’s biggest repatriation since World War II to bring back stranded passengers. The 178 year…

  • Tourism News

    UK travel giant Thomas Cook collapses leaving 150,000 holiday-makers stranded

    PHOTO: Bye bye Thomas Cook – The Independent Thomas Cook, the iconic British travel and airline company, has collapsed after last-minute negotiations failed to find a solution for the debt-ridden company. The tour operator’s failure affects 22,000 jobs worldwide, including 9,000 in the UK alone. Thomas Cook had been operating for 178 years. The company is now bankrupt. The collapse…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok shophouse partially collapses in the rain

    An abandoned shophouse in Bangkok’s Bang Plat district partially collapsed last night. No one was injured as the three-unit shop house, spread over four floors on Soi Charansanitwong 96/2 in Bang Or subdistrict, had been empty for a while. Officials said the fourth and third floors collapsed onto the lower floors, causing glasses and pieces of wood, and concrete, to fall…

  • Phuket News

    Scaffolding collapse at VIP Mercury Condominium in Rawai, Phuket kills 1

    PHOTOS: Antonio Patong A three storey building and scaffolding collapsed in Rawai at 2.15pm Sunday afternoon, killing one person and injuring many other workers. The construction site is for the VIP Mercury Condominium project on Wiset Road in Rawai – near the Rawai Municipality Office heading towards Nai Harn Beach Park (map below). Eight people were rushed to Chalong Hospital, Vachira…

  • Bangkok News

    One body recovered, search continues for another after collapse of pavilion in Samut Songkhram

    PHOTOS: Thai PBS After more than 17 hours of searching, rescue workers have now recovered a female body from the collapsed pavilion that slid into the Mae Klong River in Thailand’s central province of Samut Songkram, west of Bangkok. The search continues for one other missing person believed to still be trapped under the submerged wreckage of the building. The…