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  • Former Phang Nga official assassinated at relative’s funeral

    Former Phang Nga official assassinated at relative’s funeral

    PHUKET: A former Phang Nga official was assassinated by a single bullet to the head while dining at his cousin’s funeral in Ao Luek, Krabi, early yesterday morning. Sittipon Thongkum, 49, was shot dead while sitting down to eat with relatives at the funeral of Somchok Khammee’s brother

  • Investigators find no bodies in charred ruins of SuperCheap, yet

    Investigators find no bodies in charred ruins of SuperCheap, yet

    PHUKET: Investigators searching the scorched remains of SuperCheap discovered no bodies yesterday but called for boots and rakes as they recommenced their search this morning.

  • Phuket SuperCheap blaze damage estimated at B500mn

    Phuket SuperCheap blaze damage estimated at B500mn

    PHUKET: After 18 years in Phuket, the main SuperCheap store and warehouse were gutted on Wednesday in the island’s largest-ever fire.

  • Search begins for victims of Phuket SuperCheap inferno

    Search begins for victims of Phuket SuperCheap inferno

    PHUKET: Officers from Region 8 Police Forensics arrived at the aftermath of the Phuket SuperCheap inferno just before 4pm today. Within minutes, the team of investigators began their search for victims near the main entrance at the front of the store, and looked for possible causes of the fire.

  • Phuket backhoe driver killed in bedrock collapse

    Phuket backhoe driver killed in bedrock collapse

    PHUKET: A backhoe driver working at a quarry in Kathu died today when a large chunk of bedrock fell onto the cab of his digger, crushing him and the cab. Officers have yet to determine why the huge slab of granite collapsed onto the backhoe operated by Sudrak Nawakoaksorn, 31, from Nakhon Sri Thammarat.

  • Phuket Town landlord found hanged

    Phuket Town landlord found hanged

    PHUKET: Police are not treating as suspicious the death of a Phuket Town landlord who was found hanged in her three-story home in the heart of Old Phuket Town yesterday morning. Saranpitchaya Suwannacheep, 40, was found hanged at her shophouse home in Soi Soon Uthit (map

  • One dead, one injured as Phuket locals head home from work

    One dead, one injured as Phuket locals head home from work

    PHUKET: A 26-year-old man died early yesterday morning while he was heading home from work in Phuket Town after his motorcycle rammed into the back of an 18-wheel truck travelling slowly in the left lane. Truck driver Wichet Boonsong, 43, from Phattalung, was delivering a load of sheet metal from Songkhla when he heard something crash into the back of his truck, explained Thalang Police Capt Chatree Chuwichian. “The Phuket Sheet Metal Company is located opposite the Baan Nai Klum Mosque in Thalang.

  • Video Report: Phuket Police wait for Region 8 to begin search for bodies

    Video Report: Phuket Police wait for Region 8 to begin search for bodies

    PHUKET: Phuket police are waiting for Region 8 Forensic officers to arrive before starting to sift through the demolished SuperCheap structure for signs of those who may have died in the enormous blaze that started last night and continued well into today. “When the team arrives, officials can start their investigation and the search for bodies,” Phuket Provincial Police Commander Ong-art Phiwruangnont said.

  • Man borrows girlfriend’s motorbike for Phuket purse-snatching

    Man borrows girlfriend’s motorbike for Phuket purse-snatching

    PHUKET: A man borrowed his girlfriend’s motorbike on Tuesday, snatched two purses and rode home, only to be arrested a few hours later. Watchara Sornsud, 25, first grabbed the bag of Russian tourist Anastasia Zabello as she was walking in Soi Bang Yai behind Big C on Tuesday morning, said Wichit Police Superintendent Chaowalit Petchsripia. Ms Zabello noted that he was riding a Blue Honda Wave and remembered the license number, which she reported to police.

  • Patong’s flood problem largely solved by 2014, Phuket Governor says

    Patong’s flood problem largely solved by 2014, Phuket Governor says

    PHUKET: Patong’s flood problems will be 85 to 90 per cent solved by the middle of next year, Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut predicted this week. In addition to the 19 million baht gate that will be added to the canal at the south end of Patong, (story