rescuers

  • Bangkok

    Investigations continue after 5 people die during Bangkok house fire rescue

    Police and BMA officials are continuing their investigations today after 5 people – 4 of them volunteer emergency responders – died as a building collapsed while rescuers were trying to find a man trapped inside. Another person was trapped, alive, under the rubble and was the subject of a longer rescue later yesterday. The fire took place early yesterday morning…

  • Chiang Rai

    Ron Howard to direct cave rescue feature film ‘Thirteen Lives’ in Australia

    The Australian Government is putting up A$13 million to Imagine Entertainment and film giant MGM to shoot a live-action feature film called Thirteen Lives, based on the Chiang Rai Tham Luang cave rescue story. The film will be shot in Queensland, Australia in the hinterland areas behind the Gold Coast. The film will be directed by Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind,…

  • Bangkok

    The Isan Project honours a hero of Tham Luang cave rescue

    The Isan Project has collaborated with the TAT on new marketing campaign featuring music commemorating the Tham Luang cave rescue. The story of how 13 young men, members of the Mu Pa (Wild Boar) football team, were saved in the caves of Chiang Rai continues to ignites interest in the miraculous internationally-followed rescue in July 2018 from the flooded Tham…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | Protest update, Samui wants cheap flights, Isaan croc hunters | October 19

    Thailand News Today, a daily wrap up of the day’s news, delivered, free on YouTube and Facebook. Thailand’s most popular English-speaking news program, hosted by Tim Newton. Please subscribe to the YouTube Channel. House speaker proposes extraordinary parliamentary session in wake of political unrest A weekend of intense protest gatherings has resulted, if nothing else, in the Thai Parliament’s lower…

  • Chiang Rai

    ‘The Cave’ – covers a lot of ground but misses some key details

    The Thaiger went to the first session of Tom Waller’s ‘The Cave’ and loved it. It’s frenetic, it’s very busy and it covers a lot of territory regarding the scope of the saga. But it also lacks focus, a lot of the actors play themselves with varying success and, well, we already know the (mostly) happy ending. But the overall experience…

  • World

    Thousands of Japanese rescuers looking for survivors of Typhoon Hagibis

    by Shingo Ito and Sara Hussein Thousands of rescue workers are searching for survivors from the fury of Typhoon Hagibis, two days after the storm slammed into Japan. As of the time of this post, the storm had killed at least 35 people. (Video from Sky News below…) Hagibis crashed into the country Saturday evening, but brought hours of torrential…