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  • Thailand News

    Ubon Ratchathani storm left homes damaged and child deceased

    A devastating summer storm swept through several areas of Ubon Ratchathani province last night, causing damage to over 1,000 homes and resulting in the death of a young child. The young girl succumbed to her injuries in the hospital after the storm had subsided. Most affected were the area of Nong Song Hong, Yang Yo Phap sub-district, and Mueng Sam…

  • Thailand News

    NASA closely monitors 2300 asteroids posing potential threat to Earth

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is keeping its eye on 2,300 potentially dangerous asteroids. These celestial bodies pose a risk of colliding with Earth as they orbit the Sun. The exact times and dates of these potential impacts have been disclosed, and astronomers have shared how to mitigate the dangers posed by these fast-moving space objects. A small…

  • Thailand News

    Thai village in chaos as wild elephant wreaks havoc

    A wild elephant, known as Rod Tang, wreaked havoc in a village in Buriram province, damaging a house and sending the inhabitants into a state of fear. The incident occurred yesterday in Nong Samet village, Non Din Daeng district, resulting in significant property damage and leading to pleas for assistance from relevant authorities. The house, a single-storey concrete property numbered…

  • Thailand News

    Urgent efforts underway to return elephant herd causing havoc in central Thailand

    A herd of over 100 elephants, currently causing havoc in the Prachinburi region of Thailand, are being urgently ushered back to their natural habitat. These elephants have been devastating crops, causing damage to more than 60 acres of farmland and resulting in losses exceeding 1 million baht. To mitigate this, the state is accelerating efforts to return these elephants to…

  • 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

    Reckless driving causes 1.2 million baht BMW motorcycle crash (video)

    A reckless driving manoeuvre atop Phu Thap Boek, a popular tourist spot in Phetchabun, resulted in a BMW motorcycle, worth 1.2 million baht, being sideswiped by a bronze Toyota pickup truck, causing it to topple over. The motorcyclist and a female pillion rider suffered minor injuries in the incident that took place today. The TikTok user, who posted a video…

  • Thailand News

    Palm oil factory fire in Patthalung causes over 3 million baht in damages

    A palm oil factory in Patthalung was engulfed in flames, resulting in losses exceeding 3 million baht. The blaze required assistance from several water trucks to bring it under control. Police Lieutenant Colonel Paradanan Meeboon, the duty inspector of Patthalung’s City Police Station, received a report of a fire at the palm oil factory along the Patthalung-Hat Yai Road in…

  • 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…

  • World News

    Typhoon Mawar wreaks havoc on Guam, leaving thousands without power

    Typhoon Mawar has left a trail of destruction in its wake after slamming into Guam, causing power outages and flooding buildings with a powerful storm surge. Residents of the US Pacific Ocean territory are now left to assess the damage caused by the typhoon. Governor Lou Leon Guerrero is expected to evaluate the extent of the damage on the island,…

  • Thailand News

    More thunderstorms and winds projected nationwide for weekend

    The Thai Meteorological Department is extending the forecast of heavy thunderstorms and gusty winds to last through the weekend nationwide. Previously, it issued warnings of thunderstorms to last through today as a high-pressure system from China, winds, and a westerly trough from Myanmar are making landfall in the Kingdom. The system is bringing moisture to upper Thailand and the central…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Northern Thailand summer storms damage almost 3,000 homes

    Almost 3,000 homes are damaged after northern Thailand summer storms wreaked havoc in 11 provinces. The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department says Pichit, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai and Nan are among the hardest hit. 1 death was also reported in Nan province when a tree branch fell onto a woman’s car, killing her. 5 others were injured in Nan, Pichit and Surin.…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Flooding damages 5 northern provinces, more rains predicted today

    5 provinces in Thailand’s North, namely Chiang Mai, Phayao, Lampang, Nan and Phrae, suffered serious flooding yesterday, causing damage in 15 districts, 189 villages and more than 1,400 households. Nan province suffered the most, with 960 households in 6 subdistricts damaged and 1 person dead. The director general of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation explained that the heavy…

  • Central Thailand News

    Ratchaburi explosion injures 4

    4 people are injured in the western border province of Ratchaburi, 1 seriously, after an explosion caused by a gas leak at a food shop in the central city district this morning. The blast occurred on the ground floor of a 3 storey commercial building opposite Boromrajonani College of Nursing, according to police, who were notified at around 6:30am. Firefighters…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok’s Ying Charoen wet market reopens after fire

    Most of the Ying Charoen market in Bangkok’s Bang Khen district reopened after fire destroyed about 160 stalls. Earlier estimates put the number at around 50 stalls. No injuries were reported. The blaze in the 30 rai compound reportedly began at a bakery at about 3am and quickly spread to nearby stalls. It took firefighters about 2 hours to control…

  • Hot News

    Cyclone Amphan’s death toll climbs to 83 in India and Bangladesh – VIDEO

    Today the clean up starts in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan after it reached the coastline Wednesday evening and started heading inland. In parts of Bangladesh and West Bengal (eastern India boarding Bangladesh), at least 83 people have died. It’s affected some 10 million Indian and Bangladeshi people, leaving countless homeless. With winds around 170 kilometre per hour, most of…

  • Economy News

    Coronavirus could cause huge damage to ASEAN economies

    The Covid-19 coronavirus is expected to cause damage valued at US$2.4-3.4 billion (74.6-105.7 billion baht) to ASEAN economies, according to estimates from the Kasikorn Research Centre. The jolt will likely result from a virus-related economic slowdown in China, which has close trade ties with ASEAN nations as well as investment and tourism, the centre reports. If the outbreak can be…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Freak hailstorm causes blackouts, damages homes in Chiang Rai

    PHOTOS: Thai PBS World Heavy rains and hail have damaged homes and caused widespread blackouts in the northern province of Chiang Rai. Strong winds knocked down trees in several districts, blocking traffic. Officials say the sudden storm, which struck Mae Sai, Chiang Saen and Mae Chan districts, lasted about 30 minutes and damaged several houses. They say the relief operation was hindered…

  • World News

    Tropical storm, strong winds, headed for Vietnam and Thailand

    PHOTO: Last week’s tropical storm ‘Matmo’ moving in from the South China Sea – Al Jazeera Thailand’s Meteorological Department has confirmed that a tropical depression over the South China Sea is slowly heading towards Vietnam and expected to hit this weekend. (Five day forecasts for Phuket, Bangkok and Chiang Mai below) The low pressure system has developed into a Category 2…

  • World News

    Powerful 6.4 earthquake kills five in the Philippines

    PHOTO: AFP A strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck the southern Philippines, killing five, including one child, destroying property and disrupting power supply. The death toll is expected to rise. The powerful quake was felt across the Mindanao region, even causing a 3-storey shopping mall to burst into flames. Residents were evacuated and a child was killed when a house…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    ‘Unprecedented’ Typhoon Hagibis slams into Japan

    Powerful typhoon Hagibis has made landfall in Japan as torrential rain and winds have already lashed the country causing floods and mudslides. “The eye of Typhoon Hagibis made landfall shortly before 19:00 (1000 GMT) in Izu Peninsula”, southwest of Tokyo, said the Japan Meteorological Agency. Powerful Typhoon Hagibis roared towards Japan’s coast on Saturday, killing one person and bringing “unprecedented”…

  • Northern Thailand News

    ‘Podul’ batters Phrae as it weakens across northern Thailand

    by Kanyasorn Thintip, Nisanart Kangwanwong – The Nation As former tropical storm “Podul” continued to weaken yesterday as it plodded westward across north -central Thailand, the Sun Men district in the northern province of Phrae was battered yesterday morning, with toppled trees and power poles, and roofs blown off houses. Provincial governor Pongrat Piromrat called an urgent meeting of all district…

  • Phuket News

    Six vehicles damaged, one person injured, as truck swipes parked cars in Phuket

    PHOTOS: เป็นปาก เป็นเสียง Six vehicles parked on Yaowarat Road, Old Phuket Town, have been damaged after a truck has swiped them as it was driving down the road. A pedestrian on the footpath was also injured in the incident. Phuket City Police report that they were notified of the incident at about noon today on Yaowarat Road in the island’s…

  • Phuket News

    Officials investigate complaints of elephants on Phuket beach

    Officials have investigated social media complaints about elephants in the water and the taking of photos with tourists on Tri Trang beach. Officials haven’t arrested anyone at this stage. The issue about elephants playing in the shallows with tourist went viral in local social media as netizens made comments ranging from the “elephants are damaging the coral” and the “elephants…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Summer storms leave 6,900 homes damaged this month

    More than 6,900 houses, mostly in a patch through the central-north regions of Thailand, have been hit by summer storms since the beginning of April, according to the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department. Chayapol Thitisak, the director-general, says the department has received reports that 6,940 houses in 1,010 villages in 307 tambon of 115 districts had been damaged by storms…

  • Phuket News

    Central apologises for damage to the new overpass walkway

    PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Newshawk Phuket The management of the Central shopping centre has apologised to Phuketians following a storm that battered part of the new building yesterday (September 16). Sunday afternoon wind and rain storms caused damage on some of the fixings to the new overpass structure. No one was injured. “We apologise to every costumer that was faced with…

  • World News

    Damage toll continues to rise on Lombok

    Whilst the death toll continues to rise – and will rise as rescuers scramble through the rubble – the toll mounts on those that remain to try and rebuild their lives. It’s now nearly a week after the 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island. Damages and loss caused by last week’s earthquake in Lombok and Bali are estimated to…