Samut Sakhon

  • Crime News

    Police uncover 72 illegal immigrants at Samut Sakhon factory

    Royal Thai Immigration officers, along with relevant agencies, conducted a search operation at a factory in Krathum Baen, Samut Sakhon, following a report from the Damrongdhama Centre about a significant number of illegal immigrant labourers. The operation led to the discovery of over 72 illegal immigrants working at the site. Among the discovered workers, 45 had no legal documentation or…

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    Toddler’s tumble into uncovered drainage hole shocks residents

    A three year old boy, affectionately known as Big, fell into an uncovered drainage hole while playing in front of his house in Samut Sakhon. The incident, captured by a CCTV camera, occurred yesterday in Moo 3, in the Bang Ya Phraek Subdistrict of Mueang District. Big was enjoying his time outside, running and playing with his bicycle, when he…

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    Samut Sakhon recycling plant ablaze, emergency crews fight fire

    A recycling plant in Samut Sakhon province has been engulfed in flames for over eight hours, with emergency services battling the blaze that has spread across the entire area. Nearly 20 fire trucks from Samut Sakhon and neighbouring Samut Songkhram provinces have been deployed to douse the intense fire that erupted in packed paper bales within the facility yesterday, April…

  • Environment News

    Tak’s disposal pits scrutinised ahead of cadmium tailings relocation

    The disposal pits in Tak are under tight scrutiny by the Industry Ministry and local agencies, as they prepare for the relocation of cadmium tailings from Samut Sakhon. The permanent secretary for industry, Nattapol Rangsitpol, confirmed he had discussions with Tak governor Somchai Kitcharoenrungroj about the readiness of the province to handle the relocation. In collaboration with several local agencies,…

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    15,000 tonnes of cadmium found in Samur Sakhon, no health scares yet

    Acting on a tip-off, the Thai authorities yesterday discovered 15,000 tonnes of cadmium in a warehouse in the Mueang district in the central province of Samut Sakhon. No adverse health effects have been reported by residents thus far. The Industrial Commission of the Secretariat of The House of Representatives received a complaint alleging that a company in the northern province…

  • Crime News

    Buzzkill: CIB busts counterfeit mosquito repellent ring spanning three provinces in Thailand

    The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) recently apprehended a manufacturer of counterfeit mosquito repellent in Samut Sakhon, along with three distribution points across three provinces. The counterfeit products, containing hazardous chemicals, were discovered today, and a total of 227,000 boxes worth 4.54 million baht were seized. The CIB’s investigation was sparked by the discovery of two Chinese mosquito repellent brands sold…

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    Double trouble: Two auto spoiler factories up in flames in million-dollar blaze

    Two automotive spoiler production factories were ablaze in a single night, causing damage worth millions. Firefighters battled the blazes for hours, suspecting an electrical short circuit as the cause. The factory fire took place at 10pm yesterday, in the Krathum Baen district of Samut Sakhon. The affected factories, MKP Auto Parts Co., Ltd., located at Moo 10, Klong Maduea, were…

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    Neighbourly mystery: Thai man found dead at home days after last sighting

    News broke yesterday of a 51 year old man found dead in his home in Bang Khon Thi, Samut Sakhon. The alarming part is that the deceased had been dead for about three to four days, despite neighbours reportedly seeing him alive the day before. The incident occurred in a single-storey wooden house on stilts, where the dead Thai man…

  • Crime News

    Stabbing: Ex-lover murders woman at hotpot over 1,000 baht

    Last night, a 40 year old man reportedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death in a rage. The stabbing took place in front of a grocery store near a table used for hotpot and beer, located in a residential area of Samut Sakhon, Thailand. The 37 year old woman was sitting with her friends when the brutal act was committed. Police Colonel…

  • Road deaths

    Fatal collision with electric pole kills two, leaving four critically injured in Samut Sakhon

    Two people tragically lost their lives when their pick-up truck lost control and collided with an electric pole, following the collision, the vehicle was completely wrecked in central Thailand. This heartbreaking incident also left four other passengers critically injured. The accident occurred around 3.30am today, on Sethakit 1 Road in Krathum Baen district, Samut Sakhon. The scene of the accident…

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    Souper blunder: Samut Sakhon school serves up lunch letdown with low-quality meals

    A school in Samut Sakhon has been criticised for providing low-quality lunches to its students. The Facebook page ‘ปฏิบัติการณ์หมาเฝ้าบ้าน’ shared the harrowing story. The school’s director responded to the issue, stating that lunches are provided according to government nutritional guidelines and that students who are still hungry can buy snacks from the canteen. The Facebook page claims that this has…

  • Road deaths

    Fatal collision on poorly lit curve exposes need for better road lighting in Samut Sakhon

    On a dimly lit curved road, a collision between an 18 year old motorcyclist and a 51 year old man turned fatal, leaving one dead and another severely injured. Locals disclosed that accidents frequently occur in this area due to poor road lighting. An accident was reported on Chalermphrakiat Bang Bo alley in the vicinity of the Srap Charoen Suk…

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    5 trapped as house collapses in Samut Sakhon; rescue efforts underway

    A house collapse in Samut Sakhon province left five people trapped under the wreckage, prompting swift action from rescue officials. Two of the victims suffered severe injuries, while preliminary investigation reveals that the house condition had been in bad shape, posing a hazard to its inhabitants. Authorities in Samut Sakhon were alerted to a single-storey wooden house collapse within Soi…

  • Crime News

    Body found in Thai canal with slashed throat: Locals report suspicious vehicles

    A man’s body found in a canal with a slashed throat and bound legs has shocked locals in Thailand’s central Samut Sakhon province. The police are investigating the crime scene and suspect the involvement of three to four pickup trucks, which were detected speeding away from the area earlier that day. Authorities believe the victim was not from the area…

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    Woman attacks Thai shop owner with beer bottle over alleged grudge

    A 52 year old woman attacked a 64 year old female shop owner in Thailand‘s central Samut Sakhon province with a beer bottle, leaving the latter injured on her face and head. The attacker later apologised to the victim’s family, revealing longstanding resentment as the reason behind the incident. In the recent incident, a woman was seen on video attacking…

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    Shooting at Samut Sakhon prison in Thailand, 2 correctional officers dead

    Two correctional officers – a married couple – were found dead at their residence inside Samut Sakhon Provincial Prison in central Thailand yesterday. Police suspect that the husband shot dead his wife before committing suicide. At 5pm, officers at Mueang Samut Sakhon Police Station were informed of a shooting inside an officer’s residence inside the prison in Moo 2, Ban…

  • Thailand News

    Small plane crashes in central Thailand, 1 dead, 1 injured

    A small plane crashed into a shrimp pond in Samut Sakhon province in central Thailand this morning, killing one man and injuring one woman. At 7.24am, the Samut Sakhon Provincial Incident Notification and Command Centre reported that a two-seater Tecnum P92 aircraft crashed into a pond at a shrimp farm along the Khok Kham – Sandap Road behind the Sinsakhon…

  • Crime News

    Bangkok delivery driver nabbed robbing cars on the side

    A motorbike delivery driver in Bangkok was busted after police tracked him down and revealed him as a serial thief. The investigation started after a woman reported her car had been burgled earlier in the month. On January 13, a saleswoman named Saowalak reported a break-in of her car. It had been parked outside of the temple of Wat Traimit…

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    Driver suffers seizure, crashes into two motorcycles, killing 1

    A sedan driver suffered a seizure this morning causing his car to crash into two motorcyclists, killing one, and injuring another on Setthakit 1 Road in Samut Sakhon province. The accident happened in rush hour today at 8.30am. The 51 year old driver, Wichian Chanla, was injured and sent to a hospital while his four passengers escaped unharmed. Wichian’s black…

  • Hot News

    Coconut farmers fight back with monkey-free certificates

    Coconut farmers in Ratchaburi and Samut Sakhon provinces have received Department of Agriculture monkey-free certificates in an attempt to combat a PETA Asia campaign against traditional coconut farming. The certificate confirms that no monkeys were used during collection. PETA Asia found the issue of Thai farmers using monkeys to collect coconuts sufficiently photogenic to bring it to the world’s attention…

  • Environment News

    Three rare cetaceans sighted in Gulf of Thailand

    Three rare species of cetacean (whales and dolphins) have been sighted by members of the Marine and Coastal Resources Department trawling the Gulf of Thailand. Scientists were surveying waters along Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, and Phetchaburi last week when they observed an Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) at the mouth of Tha Chin River in Samut Sakhon and near the coast…

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    Thai police accused of using power to get free food & drinks

    Officers from Krathum Ban Police Station in Samut Sakhon province near Bangkok have been accused of using their power to get free food and drinks from a bar in the province. Celebrity Thai lawyer Sittha Biabangkird claimed yesterday that a number of police officers frequent a bar named Good Zone several times a month, order food and drinks and allegedly…

  • Crime News

    Activist charged with assault and child exploitation

    Secretary-general of the Amphawa district Child Protection Foundation in Samut Sakhon Montree Sinthawichai, his wife and son, met police investigators at Amphawa district police station today to hear charges against them. Montree, better known as Khru Yun, is accused of assaulting children and using child labour. Previously, activists from the Zendai Foundation took children under Montree’s care to file a…

  • Road deaths

    VIDEO: Rama II U-turn bridge collapses near Bangkok, killing 2

    A U-turn bridge over the Rama II Road heading toward Bangkok collapsed yesterday at 8pm, falling onto four vehicles and killing two people. One passenger died at the scene and a construction worker who fell from the bridge later died in hospital from their injuries. Two more people were injured. The incident happened in front of Vibharam Hospital in Samut…

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    Police allegedly selling dodgy ‘special tickets’ allowing Burmese to stay in Thailand

    Four police officers from the main city Samut Sakhon Police Station, south west of central Bangkok, were dismissed from their positions after being reported for allegedly selling “special tickets” to trafficked Burmese migrants. The tickets required Burmese migrant workers to pay a monthly fee of 500 baht and carry the tickets everywhere to avoid arrest. On April 19, Thai media…

  • Crime News

    Police in 54 km car chase when man on yabba steals semi truck

    Police were led on a long-distance chase through the suburbs of Bangkok when a Thai man who was drunk and high on yabba managed to steal an 18 wheeler truck trailer. The incident started in Samut Sakhon, one of the neighbouring provinces that make up the Greater Bangkok area, and travel 54 kilometres through suburban Bangkok streets. The man, who…

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    Suspect in transnational sex trafficking case arrested in Samut Sakhon

    A suspect in a transnational sex trafficking case was arrested on Friday in Samut Sakhon, a province just southwest of Bangkok. The suspect allegedly promised a number of Thai women well-paying jobs in massage parlours in Dubai, but once the women were in the UAE, their passports were seized by traffickers and they were said to be forced into sex…

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    Captain arrested in Samut Sakhon for allegedly not paying workers

    A boat captain suspected of mistreating 6 Cambodian workers and depriving them of their wages has been arrested in Samut Sakhon, a central Thai province, following his nearly 5 years on the lam. The 59 year old captain identified only as Somwang was arrested at a shopping centre. Somwang faces charges of colluding in human trafficking by forcing labour, as…

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    Samut Sakhon governor to resign, cites poor health after Covid infection and transfer rejection

    The governor of the central province of Samut Sakhon, Veerasak Vichitsangsri, who recovered from a severe Covid-19 infection earlier this year, has announced that he wishes to resign from his post to spend his time with his family in Ang Thong. The governor had initially requested a transfer, but it was rejected. The governor contracted Covid-19 in December, during the…

  • Covid-19 News

    Nurse dies of Covid-19 a week after receiving first dose of Sinovac

    A nurse has died of Covid-19 a week after getting her first dose of the Sinovac vaccine, with a doctor saying she wouldn’t have built up enough immunity in that time. 45 year old Uraiwan Chantharaplin died at Rajavithi Hospital in Bangkok, with the death confirmed by Samutsakhon Hospital where she worked. The Bangkok Post reports that on July 25,…