Kamphaeng Phet

  • Road deaths

    Two dead, three injured in Kamphaeng Phet road crash

    A tragic accident on Phaholyothin Road in Kamphaeng Phet province claimed the lives of two individuals and left three others injured when a pickup truck swerved to avoid a taxi that was making an illegal U-turn and crashed into a tree. The incident occurred yesterday at 6.20pm and involved a white Isuzu pickup with a Bangkok registration. Police Lieutenant Ek…

  • Thailand News

    Kamphaeng Phet gold shop heist nets 74,300 baht in jewellery

    In a brazen daylight heist, a young man robbed a gold shop in Kamphaeng Phet Province, making off with two baht-weight gold necklaces valued at 74,300 baht (US$2,000). The robbery took place at approximately 3.30pm yesterday, March 1, when the suspect, feigning a regular purchase, snatched the jewellery and fled on a motorcycle. The police, led by Deputy Inspector Atit…

  • Thailand News

    Concerns rise as wild tiger lurks near Kamphaeng Phet village

    A wild tiger prowling the vicinity of a village in Kamphaeng Phet sparked serious concerns among locals, prompting the Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) to dispatch a team of officials and veterinarians to capture the big cat. The tiger was sighted in the forest adjacent to Kariang Namtok village in Khlong Lan Pattana of Khlong Lan…

  • Thailand News

    Kamphaeng Phet prison sweep finds zero contraband, upholds security

    Kamphaeng Phet’s Central Prison conducted a surprise operation following the Department of Corrections’ policy to prevent the smuggling of contraband into the inmates’ quarters. Chathip Rujonseree, the Governor of Kamphaeng Phet Province, today chaired the launch of this special inspection operation to safeguard against the illicit introduction of prohibited items into the prison cells. The operation was a coordinated effort…

  • Crime News

    Teenager fatally shot in central Thailand crossroads crime, ignites police chase

    A teenager was fatally shot while crossing a road in a cross-regional community incident, sparking a swift police hunt for the perpetrator. The incident occurred in the heart of the community on Pa Phai Road, Soi 1, Nakhon Chum, Kamphaeng Phet, with the 19 year old man sustaining a gunshot wound to his temple. A Thai-made gun with one shell…

  • Central Thailand News

    Search for elderly man lost in Kamphaeng Phet forest continues

    A 71 year old man has gone missing in a dense forest under the jurisdiction of the Wildlife Conservation Zone in Kamphaeng Phet province. Over 50 forest officials, administrators, and local villagers have launched an extensive search, combing the forest area for any signs of the man. The missing septuagenarian is Phorn Muekkwang, a local from Nong Kong Village. He…

  • 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…

  • Crime News

    Monk-led scam network dupes victims of 2 million baht posing as tax officials

    A man part of a scam network passing off as a tax official was today apprehended by cyber police forces at a renowned temple in Kamphaeng Phet province. The 46 year old suspect allegedly defrauded victims of over 2 million baht (US$57,414) through a deceptive application. Major General Worawut Watnakornbancha, head of the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) apprehended the…

  • Thailand News

    Deadly hit and run in Kampaeng Phet: cyclist found dead at roadside

    In what appears to be a case of a hit and run, a cyclist‘s body was found abandoned alongside a road in Kamphaeng Phet province, Thailand. The victim’s body found 5 kilometres away from his shattered bicycle, bore the worrying signs of a collision and was hastily discarded. Residents heard the loud crash while the culprit’s identity remains unknown. Upon…

  • Thailand News

    Woman faces 4 million baht debt without receiving truck from failed purchase deal

    A shocking turn of events left a 39 year old woman from Kamphaeng Phet province with a staggering debt of 4 million baht (US$115,107) without possession of a vehicle she attempted to purchase. Nam Aoy Aiemviboon had agreed to pay 67,892 baht (US$1,954) per month over 60 installments for a second-hand Hino S700 truck and a trailer, but she never…

  • Thailand News

    Perverted knicker thief arrested in central Thailand

    Police arrested a perverted knicker thief yesterday following a complaint from local women in the northern province of Kamphaeng Phet, who spotted nearly 100 pairs of their missing underwear hanging on a clump of bamboo in the community. KhaoSod reported yesterday that local women who live near Khlong Klung Hospital filed a complaint about their missing underwear with the community…

  • Crime News

    Hello Kitty Horror Story: Thieves return ‘haunted’ teddy bear stolen from scrapyard

    In a peculiar sequence of events, CCTV footage from a scrapyard in Kamphaeng Phet province, central Thailand, reveals a man and a woman stealing a giant Hello Kitty doll from a written-off car… and then coming back to return the doll in the middle of the night. In May, the driver of the car died in a road accident. The…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Weeklong wandering tiger returned safely to wildlife sanctuary

    The hunt for a tiger that wandered from his wildlife sanctuary in Uthai Thani is finally over. After a week of meandering the surrounding areas – and attracting public attention on news and social media sites – Vichit the tiger has been located and has returned safely to its natural habitat in Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary. Vichit is wearing…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Tiger in Kamphaeng Phet on the loose for a fifth day

    Of all the lost things someone could possibly be searching for, a tiger may be amongst the most unnerving. But today officials report that the search for Vichit, a 4 year old Bengal tiger continues for the fifth day. The cat wandered out of its habitat in the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary five days ago. The chief of the…

  • Thailand News

    Wildlife officials search for Bengal tiger roaming across three provinces

    A Bengal tiger has reportedly been roaming across three provinces and wildlife officials have been searching for the wildcat, which was last seen leaving a forest in the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in Uthai Thani. The tiger, named “Vijit,” is wearing a tracking collar and the signal emitted from the collar showed the big cat in a eucalyptus plantation…

  • Thailand News

    Illegal border crossing on the rise along with tourism reopening

    While Thailand is eager to see foreigners entering the country after Monday’s reopening, not all foreigners are as welcome as others. A crackdown on migrants crossing land borders illegally and entering the country without quarantine caught more than 3,000 people in this past week. A spokesperson for the Internal Security Operations Command correlated Thailand’s reopening to international tourism with the…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Young monk killed by wild elephant while meditating

    A young Buddhist monk was found dead on a mountain in the Northern province Kamphaeng Phet. Reports say the 21 year old was killed by a wild elephant while he was meditating. The monk walks down the mountain everyday at 6am to receive his daily alms, according to the village headman Kraiwan Nontibut in the Saeka district. When the monk…

  • Environment News

    Rare big cats spotted in Thai national park

    The Facebook page of Khlong Lan National Park in Thailand’s northwestern Kamphaeng Phet province, report that camera traps, set up to track the population of tigers, instead managed to capture a sighting of a black panther and leopard. “The appearance of the panther and leopard prove that the forest has become more abundant and attracted the return of these animals…

  • Crime News

    Four Chinese men arrested for murder of compatriot in Kamphaeng Phet

    Four Chinese nationals are in custody today for allegedly killing a Chinese businessman, stuffing his body in a suitcase and dumping it in a river in Thailand’s northern Kamphaeng Phet province, where it was found Tuesday. Krisana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, made the announcement this afternoon: “The body of Wang Jun, aged 30, was found doubled…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Central Thailand hit by Songkran storms

    Over 300 houses have been damaged after thunderstorms lashed seven districts of Kamphaeng Phet province, in central west Thailand, at about 8pm last night. Officials have visited the districts this morning and found 25 damaged houses in six tambon of Muang district. The storms also damaged 162 houses in seven tambon of Phran Kratai district and 92 more damaged in…