Artikel tagged “emergency”

  • 25 year old electrical contractor electrocuted in Chalong, Phuket

    25 year old electrical contractor electrocuted in Chalong, Phuket

    FILE PHOTO A 25 year old electrical contractor has died after accidentally touching a high voltage power cabling in Chalong. Police say that the power was still connected when the man was working. Pakasit Raksakam was working on the cabling when he accidentally touched a cable that was still live, according to fellow contractors working nearby. Rescue workers arrived on Soi Na Yai off Chao Fah West road to find co-workers attempting to revive the man. He was working six metres above the ground when the incident happened some time shortly before 2pm on Saturday.

  • Motorbike driver dies after colliding with sedan on Thepkasattri Road, Phuket

    Motorbike driver dies after colliding with sedan on Thepkasattri Road, Phuket

    A motorbike driver has died after colliding with a sedan driven by a Russian driver who was allegedly making a “risky” U-turn on Thepkrasattri Road in Koh Kaew yesterday. The incident happened at 3.30pm yesterday

  • Revised work permit laws for foreigners

    Revised work permit laws for foreigners

    Thailand’s rigid enforcement on Work Permits appears to be getting a reduction in penalties. Thai Visa is reporting that Thailand has updated rules regarding work permits for foreigners.

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    Phuket thunderstorms bring floods and a landslide

    Heavy rains across Phuket this morning (June 5) have caused peak hour road flooding, congestion and landslides. Just south of the Heroines Monument, Thepkrasattri Road was flooded in front of the Muslim Wittaya Phuket School in Koh Kaew

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    Speedboats ablaze at Khao Lak pier

    Two speedboats caught fire at the Tub Lamu Pier in Tai Muang District, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, injuring 4 people.

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    Police getting ready for Songkran – national initiatives to increase safety over the holiday

    The Royal Thai Police are launching various safety and security measures, including a vacation home-watch scheme, for the upcoming Songkran holidays. Among the measures are preparedness of the Bangkok-based 191 Emergency Call Centre (Phanfa), which is in the process of being upgraded to a national-level centre linking related agencies to ensure help arrives within 10 minutes of a call.

  • Tourist Police getting ready for high-season

    Tourist Police getting ready for high-season

    Today (September 28), the tourist police rehearsed aerial transportation of injured people to improve their readiness for the forthcoming high season.

  • Phuket expat restaurateur dies in motorbike crash

    Phuket expat restaurateur dies in motorbike crash

    PHUKET: Long-term Phuket expat Pascal Gradolato, 54, owner of La Chaumiere restaurant on Saiyuan Road in Rawai, has died following a fatal head injury sustained in a motorcycle accident. An officer at the Phuket Tourist Rescue Center who responded to the emergency call told the Phuket Gazette he was notified of the accident at 5:30am yesterday. Mr Gradolato suffered a serious head injury when his motorbike collided with the large road sign at the Y-junction of Saiyuan Road and Patak Road near his restaurant.

  • Phuket stages earthquake drill to calm fears

    Phuket stages earthquake drill to calm fears

    PHUKET: Emergency personnel from across Phuket joined local officials in Thalang District yesterday to conduct an earthquake rescue exercise. The drill was based on possible damages from a hypothetical 5.0 magnitude earthquake centered in the area of Srisoonthorn subdistrict, which sustained the greatest damage on April 16, when a 4.

  • Phuket hosts international conference on disaster nursing

    Phuket hosts international conference on disaster nursing

    PHUKET: More than 100 registered nurses from around the world are in Phuket for a three-day seminar on emergency nursing, including how to respond to disaster situations. The conference, organized by the Faculty of Nursing, Prince of Songkhla University, is focused on “Trends in Emergency, Trauma and Disaster Nursing: Using Evidence to Guide Decision-Making and Improve Nursing Care” and being held at Bangkok Hospital Phuket in Phuket Town. The hospital’s clear and effective plans used in responding to the 2004 tsunami and the One Two Go air crash disaster in 2007 made it a prime candidate for hosting the event, said Hospital Director Dr Narongrit Havarungsi.