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  • Phuket residents seek assistance for earthquake damage

    Phuket residents seek assistance for earthquake damage

    PHUKET: Srisoonthorn Municipal engineers today visited homes in Baan Bangkham in Thalang to survey the damage caused by yesterday’s earthquake. Assistant village headman Somnuek Jaturacoopkullapong reported today that the earthquake, felt by most Phuket residents yesterday, damaged more than 30 houses in the village, four severely. “We were inside at about 4:30pm when we heard a loud noise and then the house shook for about four seconds.

  • Police crack Phang Nga drug network linked to ‘kingpin prisoner’

    Police crack Phang Nga drug network linked to ‘kingpin prisoner’

    PHUKET: Acting on a tip-off police raided two separate addresses in Phang Nga yesterday resulting in the arrest of six men and the recovery of drugs, weapons, cash and other valuables. The gang was reportedly controlled by an inmate at Nakhon Sri Thammar at Provincial Prison who ordered drugs to be delivered to one of the suspects netted in the raid.

  • Phuket ‘aftershocks’ likely Sumatra-related: experts

    Phuket ‘aftershocks’ likely Sumatra-related: experts

    PHUKET: The eight small earthquakes that have rocked Phuket over the past 24 hours are most likely related to the much larger earthquakes off the coast of Sumatra last week, experts from the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) said. The latest quake, which hit at 12:18pm today, was the largest of the group with a magnitude of 3.1 on the Richter scale, according to preliminary data released by the TMD website.

  • Dane dies of blood loss after Phuket tsunami evacuation

    Dane dies of blood loss after Phuket tsunami evacuation

    PHUKET: A Danish tourist injured during the evacuation of Patong Beach last Wednesday was found dead of apparent blood loss in his Patong hotel room yesterday afternoon. Patong Police were notified of the death at 5pm by 40-year-old motorbike taxi driver Lamai Ouan – on

  • Tiger Group considers suing MP Chuwit as police probe fails

    Tiger Group considers suing MP Chuwit as police probe fails

    PHUKET: A spokesman for Phuket’s Tiger Group told the media over the weekend that his company is still considering legal action against politician Chuwit Kamolvisit following his allegation that a casino had operated out of one of the company’s venues in Patong. The threat of legal retribution follows the failure of

  • Phuket Songkran Seven Days of Danger road toll latest: 3 dead, 32 injured

    Phuket Songkran Seven Days of Danger road toll latest: 3 dead, 32 injured

    PHUKET: With the Songkran “Seven Days of Danger” road-safety campaign ending at midnight tonight, the road toll for the Thai New Year stands at three people dead and a further 32 admitted to hospital as a result of road incidents. Witthaya Piraka, 42, died on April 12 when while under the influence of alcohol he drove his motorbike into a wall.

  • Amway to deliver B2.5bn boost to Phuket

    Amway to deliver B2.5bn boost to Phuket

    PHUKET: The Phuket office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) expects the 18,000 Amway sales representatives arriving from China to spend up to 2.5 billion baht during their month-long stay on Phuket.

  • Phuket struck twice by earthquakes

    Phuket struck twice by earthquakes

    PHUKET: Phuket was struck by a 4.3-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter believed to be in the center of the island just minutes before another quake struck off Sumatra this afternoon. San Jantharawong, chief of the Phuket office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket) said his officers were now working on locating the exact center of the first quake, which he believes was the short audible “boom” that residents experienced throughout Phuket.

  • Phuket Police re-open road to Patong as earthquake fears subside

    Phuket Police re-open road to Patong as earthquake fears subside

    PHUKET: Police have re-opened the main road over Patong Hill, linking Phuket Town with Patong on Phuket’s west coast. The road was closed as a precaution following the earthquake felt across the island earlier this afternoon. Traffic remains heavy in the area.

  • Phuket Earthquake: NDWC gives all-clear, removes alert watch

    Phuket Earthquake: NDWC gives all-clear, removes alert watch

    PHUKET: The National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) has removed its “alert watch” order for tsunamis and further earthquakes, the Phuket Gazette has been told. “The NDWC removed the alert watch just before 6pm,” said San Jantharawong, chief of the Phuket office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket). “The alert was removed because this was a much smaller earthquake than the one last Wednesday [April 11],” he told the Phuket Gazette.