Emergency

  • Aviation News

    Flight chaos averted as man tries opening emergency door

    A passenger’s curiosity nearly led to disaster on a domestic flight in China from Qingdao, Shandong Province to Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, when he attempted to open the emergency door just before takeoff. Fortunately, a vigilant flight attendant acted quickly to secure the door and inform her colleagues of the perilous situation. The incident, which caused considerable alarm among the cabin…

  • Events

    Bangkok simulates a shooting incident to review plans to prepare for future disasters

    Supakrit Boonkhant, Deputy Permanent Secretary of BMA, presided over the project’s opening ceremony to mobilize resources in the area to develop medical readiness in case of disasters in the year 2024 at the Asiatique The Riverfront Shopping Center and stated that the year 2024 will be a training exercise by defining situations and roles in “shooting and shooting” at Asiatique…

  • Business News

    Thailand trials first mobile phone emergency alert system

    The inaugural trial of Thailand’s first cell broadcast service (CBS), a pioneering emergency alert system for mobile phones, kicked off yesterday. The trial was a joint venture between the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) and Advanced Info Service (AIS). Conducted at the NBTC headquarters on Phahon Yothin Road, the trial demonstrated the capabilities of the CBS system. The system…

  • Automotive

    Essential guide to the speed limit in Thailand

    Navigating Thailand’s roads requires an understanding of the local traffic laws, especially the speed limits. Whether you’re driving in the bustling streets of Bangkok or taking a scenic route in Chiang Mai, knowing the speed limit is crucial for a safe journey. Thailand has seen modifications to its speed limits to enhance road safety and traffic flow. On ground-level expressways,…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s DES ministry to propose cell broadcast emergency system plan

    A plan to introduce a cell broadcast emergency warning system will be submitted to the Cabinet next month by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES). Major mobile operators are expected to invest approximately 300 million baht (US$8.3 million) each to establish their cell broadcast centres, while the ministry may need around 400 million baht (US$11 million) to set…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket’s Chalong hospital officially opens, boosting local healthcare

    The long-awaited opening of Chalong Hospital in Phuket was officially inaugurated by the Minister of Public Health, Dr Cholnan Srikaew. The hospital, which had its soft opening back in November 2019, had its grand opening postponed due to the global pandemic. The opening ceremony was marked with a nod to the generous benefactors whose contributions enabled the establishment of the…

  • World News

    Man in Taiwan suffers stroke from sudden cold after hot shower

    A routine shower ended in a medical emergency for a 30 year old man in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, who suffered a stroke triggered by sudden exposure to cold after stepping out of the bath. Doctors have used this incident to highlight the dangers of abrupt temperature changes and to advocate for public awareness of stroke symptoms encapsulated by the F.A.S.T. mnemonic.…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok bus passengers and soldiers unite to save ailing boy

    A spontaneous act of kindness unfolded this morning when a mother and her son, who suffers from an autoimmune disorder, were travelling by bus to Ratchawithi Hospital. The son experienced a seizure on air-conditioned bus number 168 along Rama IX Road at 9.30am. The driver, Anirut Wanwang, and the bus conductor, Nopparat Thanapetchpiboon, along with other passengers, sprang into action…

  • Thailand News

    Samut Prakan state of emergency after pesticide fire incident

    A leak from a 200-litre drum of pesticides in a pickup truck sparked a state of emergency in Samrong Nuea, Samut Prakan. The incident occurred as the clock struck 7pm yesterday, drawing in firefighter teams and corresponding authorities to the scene. In response to the incident, Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin intervened at 10.20pm, instructing the Governor of Samut Prakan…

  • Thailand News

    Critical look at emergency alert systems: Thai agencies lag behind global counterparts

    The Cell Broadcast or the modern Emergency Alert System has become a crucial tool for many countries around the world in times of crises that affect public safety. This mobile phone-based warning system, compatible with 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, and 5G, is used by various governments globally to issue wide-ranging emergency alerts or disaster situations. Cell Broadcast is a method of sending…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Rain reigns in Khon Kaen: Pumps pump out the flood

    Heavy rains in Khon Kaen triggered a swift response from emergency services, with seven water pumps set up in flood-prone areas to efficiently drain the excess water. The local authorities are confident in their ability to manage the high water volumes in Bueng Kaen Nakhon and Bueng Thung Sang. Essential manpower and equipment are on standby to aid those affected around…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok’s stormy wake-up call: Governor urges preparedness as capital weathers surprises

    Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt urged the city to be on high alert after storms hit the capital this week resulting in a number of unexpected incidents such as tree collapses, power outages, and flooding. This includes mobilising vehicles from various districts to facilitate the transportation of citizens in risk-prone areas. The command centre reported heavy rainfall yesterday in the Bang…

  • Thailand News

    Monkeypox outbreak: Surge in cases among Thai teenagers

    The rapid spread of the Monkeypox outbreak in Thailand has escalated alarmingly in a single month with 145 new cases, taking the total tally to 316. The youngest patient is a 16 year old male student with a history of multiple sexual partners. Dr Tharet Krasanairawiwong, Director of the Department of Disease Control, reported yesterday that the majority of the…

  • Thailand News

    Swift response tackles major fire behind Prawet Police Station

    A devastating fire rapidly spread through a residential area behind the Prawet Police Station, causing significant damage to the investigation department’s office. The incident took place at 8.44pm yesterday, as reported by Yuttakan Suwanpong, Deputy Investigation Officer at the Prawet Police Station. Two fire engines from the Prawet district, along with several local volunteers, immediately responded to the Prawet fire…

  • World News

    New York’s flash flood emergency sees 1 fatality

    A state of emergency has been declared in several areas of New York following torrential rains, according to the US National Weather Service (NWS). Areas particularly affected include Orange, Putnam, and Rockland counties. The public is advised to avoid dangerous zones. The severe storms brought over 300 millimetres of rain, causing widespread damage. The NWS has issued an emergency flood…

  • Thailand News

    Emergency services funding delay leads to Thai rescue groups suspending operations

    In the northeast of Thailand, numerous rescue organisations have decided to halt their complimentary emergency services, attributing this drastic measure to the absence of financial backing from the National Institute for Emergency Medicine (Niem). The organisations report that they have been unable to access emergency services funding for a continuous span of eight months. Pisit Pongsirisupakul, the vice-chairman and secretary-general…

  • World News

    Video: Asiana Airlines emergency door opens mid-flight, passengers safe

    The authorities arrested a 30 year old passenger on an Asiana Airlines flight for opening an emergency exit while the plane was in flight. The incident compelled the plane to make a safe landing, and all 194 passengers and crew members managed to escape unharmed. However, six passengers, who experienced difficulty breathing, were promptly taken to the hospital. The emergency…

  • Thailand News

    Myanmar woman gives birth in hotel lobby, traffic police assist safe delivery

    A pregnant Myanmar woman safely gave birth in a hotel lobby with assistance from the Thai traffic police force known as Traffic Police Royal Initiative Project. This marks the 257th emergency childbirth event aided by the police force. On 26 May, Pol. Lt. Gen. Nithithorn Chinthakanon, Commander of the Traffic Police Division, shared that the incident happened yesterday at a…

  • Covid-19 News

    WHO to decide if Covid pandemic remains a global emergency on January 27

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) is set to decide whether the Covid pandemic is still classified as a global emergency. The organisation is holding a meeting on Friday, January 27 to consider changing its classification. The move comes three years after a global emergency was declared. According to Reuters, WHO spokesperson Carla Drysdale confirmed the scheduled meeting at a Geneva…

  • World News

    SE Asia foreign ministers to hold emergency talks over Myanmar

    Foreign ministers of Southeast Asian countries are set to hold emergency talks over the current state of Myanmar. The talks will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia next week ahead of next month’s ASEAN leaders’ summit in Cambodia. Myanmar has descended into chaos since the military took over in February 2021. Now, reports say there are more than 2,300 killed during…

  • 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

    Firefighters rescue woman from burning coffee shop in Phuket

    Firefighters rescued a terrified woman from a burning coffee shop in Phuket yesterday afternoon. The woman couldn’t move because she was frozen in shock. Even though about 70% of the building was damaged, no one was injured. The firefighters took almost an hour to stop the fire, and police and firefighters both are now investigating what started it. The coffee…

  • Pattaya News

    Motorbike rider seriously injured after crashing into a parked truck in Chon Buri

    Yesterday, a woman in Chon Buri crashed her motorbike into a parked car in Nong Maidang sub-district. The woman, identified as 33 year old Roongruedee Krairatchimplee, has sustained serious head and face injuries, and was in severe pain. Emergency services rushed Roongruedee to the local hospital. The accident happened on a bypass road. Reports do not say if the motorbike…

  • World News

    Shocked New Yorkers survey the damage following torrential rainfall

    New Yorkers are shaking their heads in disbelief and trying to pick up the pieces following torrential rainfall in the Big Apple. Homes and businesses have been flooded and at least 8 people have died. Speaking to AFP, Metodija Mihajlov, whose restaurant has been flooded, said he’s never seen anything like it. “When the rain started to get bad, my…

  • Phuket News

    Keeping hopes alive – Feeding the people of Phuket | VIDEO

    To make contact with Shaun or his team, go to their Facebook page, follow the progress of the project and contact them if you can help. https://www.facebook.com/5StarMarinePhuket After a year of zero foreign tourism, the Thai island of Phuket is now at a critical juncture. There are hundreds of thousands of people, previously employed or sustained from the tourist industry,…

  • Crime News

    Driver allegedly obstructs and stops ambulance, patient dies

    A driver may face serious charges after he allegedly cut in front of and stopped an ambulance that was rushing to pick up a patient who later died on the way to a local hospital. Emergency responders received a call to pick up a patient who was in critical condition and being given CPR at his home in Samut Prakan,…

  • Covid-19 News

    Thai PM extends Emergency Decree to January next year

    The government will extend a nationwide emergency decree until at least January 15 next year. The PM has cited the need to prevent a resurgence in coronavirus infections during the peak New Year’s travel period. The impasse with protesters was not brought up as a reason to extend the current Emergency Decree. The CCSA chaired by PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has…

  • Thailand News

    New budget in the works for emergency services after “insufficient” funds complaint

    The Thai government is working on to setting aside more money for emergency medicine after an “insufficient” budget is said to have caused delays in emergency work and response time for emergency 1669 hotline calls. The new budget request comes after emergency medicine expert Dr. Atchariya Phaengma complained that the National Institute for Emergency Medicine, or NIEM, wasn’t receiving adequate…

  • Thailand News

    Mathayom student helps deliver baby on Mae Sot street

    A Mathayom student helped deliver a baby boy after a woman went into labour while walking on a street in Tak’s Mae Sot district which borders Myanmar. The student, known as Buntorn, was walking home from school when she saw a woman in pain and people gathered around. Buntorn realised the woman was about to give birth and quickly got…

  • Thailand News

    Van passengers hospitalised after gas leak on the way to Roi Et

    Passengers in a van leaving from Bangkok ended up in the hospital after a gas leak went unnoticed. Many passengers began to feel dizzy and nauseous. Some had difficultly breathing before falling unconscious. Some passengers were even found foaming at the mouth. The 34 year old driver, identified as Jakpong, was hired to drive the passengers from Bangkok to the…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Emergency Decree, Parliamentary protest, Dark days for hotels | September 25

    Daily TV news about Thailand, delivered fresh, and free, to you. Hosted by Tim Newton. Catch the latest updates and Thai News. Charter vote delayed, committee formed and Senators escape Parliament by boat Thailand’s MPs and Senators have kicked the constitutional can down the road at least a month after the parliament failed to agree on charter amendments yesterday. A…

  • Thailand News

    Emergency Decree set to be extended again

    While no local transmission of Covid-19 has been detected since May, the Emergency Decree appears likely to be extended through September. Nattaphon Nakpanich, an army deputy commander and vice president of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said this morning that they may extend the decree for another month because they “worry the public will let its guard down”, leading…

  • Covid-19 News

    Extension of visa amnesty, extension of emergency decree

    In a big day of important announcements, the Cabinet has approved an extension to the emergency decree as well as an extension to the visa amnesty for foreigners. The extension of the visa amnesty will now run until September 26. It now allows foreigners to stay in Thailand without renewing their visa as long as their visa did not expire before…

  • Covid-19 News

    CCSA recommend an extension to the emergency decree in Thailand

    It has been decided to extend the emergency decree beyond the end of July 31. The National Security Council and the CCSA (Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration) have jointly agreed to extend the situation and will present the proposal to the Thai PM tomorrow. Opponents of the decree say the emergency decree is unnecessary now that Thailand has had 55 days…

  • Covid-19 News

    The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration has approved extending the Emergency Decree

    The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration has approved the proposal from the National Security Council last week to extend the emergency decree until the end of July. The decision was made at a meeting this morning with PM Prayut Chan-o-cha and other relevant officials. Read more about last weeks proposal HERE. The CCSA says the extension was necessary because the…

  • Covid-19 News

    Pattaya authorities call for patience amid confusion over rules for nightlife reopening

    As the owners of bars, clubs, and other entertainment venues look forward to being allowed open their doors from July 1 (sort of), officials at Pattaya City Hall have been inundated with calls about the new rules that govern reopening. A report in The Pattaya News says there is plenty of confusion, as the government’s Covid-19 task force has issued…

  • Hot News

    Ambulance explodes just before patient is loaded

    An ambulance exploded in front of a Central Thailand hospital just moments before a patient was being moved into the vehicle. Fortunately, no one was injured and the medical team moved the patient away from the scene in time. But Thai media says if the explosion happened just seconds later, it would’ve been a different story. The driver had just…