disaster

  • World News

    At least 27 workers killed in remote Peruvian gold mine fire

    In a remote region of southern Peru, a fire at the La Esperanza 1 gold mine has claimed the lives of at least 27 workers, marking one of the worst mining disasters in the country’s recent history. The grieving families of the victims have congregated near the mine, anxiously waiting for updates on their loved ones. The cause of the…

  • Pattaya News

    Elderly monk killed in Chon Buri temple fire

    An elderly monk has been tragically killed in a fire that destroyed a temple yesterday in the Sri Racha district of Chon Buri province. The monk, 92 year old Phra Siang Achito Thongthammachart had been immobile due to his age, and couldn’t escape the unexpected fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find the two-story temple engulfed in flames. The…

  • Pattaya News

    VIDEO: Pattaya restaurant explosion believed to have been caused by gas leak

    A huge explosion that gutted three restaurants in Pattaya yesterday is believed to have been caused by a gas leak in a BBQ restaurant called Jar Jar. A 29 year old Laotian worker was seriously injured with burns in the explosion, which occurred in Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung district. The worker was found buried under the rubble and rushed to…

  • Phuket News

    Fire burns wooden house to the ground in Phuket

    A blaze burned a wooden house to the ground yesterday evening in Phuket, in the island province’s main city district. The house was located near a mangrove forest, and the cost of damages is being estimated at 50,000 baht. Photos from the Thai outlet Anarchark News show the spot where the house used to stand now covered in ashes, and…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok Chinatown fire kills 1, terrified shoppers run for their lives

    One person died in a fire in Bangkok’s Chinatown today. The blaze broke out in the historic Sampeng market in Samphanthawong district, located beside the Chao Phraya River. Details of the victim’s identity haven’t been released yet. Terrified shoppers ran for their lives as the blaze gutted 5 houses before firefighters arrived on the scene to put out the flames.…

  • Bangkok News

    30 houses destroyed in Bangkok blaze

    A fire in Bangkok gutted about 30 houses in the city’s Pathumwan district yesterday. Locals whose homes were burned to the ground were housed at a temporary shelter near a community centre, and received relief services. Four of the locals suffered from smoke inhalation, and traffic in the area was closed to help a bedridden patient reach King Chulalongkorn Memorial…

  • Pattaya News

    2 Chon Buri factory workers suffer burns after fire

    A fire has rapidly ripped through a Chon Buri factory yesterday in the province’s main city district, burning 2 workers. Both men, 44 year old Suthep Chinram and 18 year old Suthat Duangnate, were rushed to a hospital. Suthat sustained slight burns, and was choking on smoke. Suthep’s sustained serious burns. Police are now investigating what caused the fire. Thai…

  • Pattaya News

    Chon Buri man believed to have been killed by electric shock

    An installation worker in the city district of Chon Buri province has been killed on the job yesterday when building a roof. The victim, 42 year old Yuttana Wanthayat, is believed to have been electrocuted when he stepped on a live power outlet on a wet floor. Officers from Chon Buri Police Station found Yuttana’s body facedown on the floor,…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok fire kills 2 women

    A fire in Phra Nakhon district in central Bangkok has killed 2 women early this morning. The women tragically lost were 33 year old Saengsom Kotchakornkamut, and 75 year old Wararak wangsathitwong. Police believe Saengsom and Wararak died of suffocation, however their bodies were sent to a hospital for a post-mortem examination. The fire engulfed 2 buildings, each 3 storeys,…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Immigration deadline, quarantine update?, arrests averted | October 30

    Last day of the week and all the main stories from around Thailand. Thailand News Today, a bit late today but here it is… Some immigration offices open tomorrow for last minute visa extensions The latest amnesty is up tomorrow (October 31) and some immigration offices will be open for those who still need sort out their visa extensions. Those…

  • Environment News

    Mauritius oil spill tanker splits apart

    A Japanese tanker ship that ran aground on a reef off the island of Mauritius last month, threatening an ecological disaster in the Indian Ocean, has broken apart, authorities said yesterday. The Mauritius National Crisis Committee said the condition of the MV Wakashio was worsening early on in the day and by the afternoon it had split. A statement issued…

  • Koh Samui News

    Remains of another ferry disaster victim found, in the sunken vessel

    The body of another victim of Saturday’s Surat Thani ferry disaster have been located, trapped inside the sunken vessel. Divers in Surat Thani found the remains of the missing female crew member in the sunken Racha 4 ferry, but were unable to recover the body. The deputy commander of the Second Fleet said today that the divers found the victim…

  • 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…

  • Opinion

    Phuket’s killer boat Phoenix ripped apart for scrap metal

    OPINION A very sorry sight today as an infamous relic of Thailand’s worst maritime disaster ends up being ripped apart and sold for scrap. Thai authorities will be glad to see the ghosts of ‘Phoenix’ gone once and for all. On July 5, 2018, two tour boats capsized off the south west coast of Phuket, during a sudden storm. 46 people…

  • Environment News

    2015 plan dusted off as North suffers severe pollution levels

    All 77 of Thailand’s provinces have been told to adopt the 2015 disaster prevention and mitigation master plan to address the current PM2.5 air pollution crisis. The decision was approved by the cabinet this week after it was proposed by Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda. He says the 133 page plan contains guidelines for action on risk reduction, emergency response, international cooperation…

  • Phuket News

    Phang Nga governor declares flood disaster zones in Thailand’s south

    PHOTOS: ศูนย์ปฏิบัติการข้อมูล The Phang Nga provincial administration has declared five flooded districts in the province as disaster zones to speed up assistance to affected residents. Phang Nga’s governor Siripat Pattanakul said the districts of Kapong, Thay Muang, Takua Pa, Muang and Takua Thung are now declared disaster zones following weekend flooding that’s affected 1,700 people from 442 families. Localised heavy…