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  • Phuket hotel staffer arrested on murder charges

    Phuket hotel staffer arrested on murder charges

    PHUKET: A hotel employee in Patong was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly taking part in a gang attack that led to a death in Phitsanulok five years ago.

  • Air pollution top environmental concern post SuperCheap blaze

    Air pollution top environmental concern post SuperCheap blaze

    PHUKET: Possible air and water pollution from the inferno that devastated the main SuperCheap in Phuket on Wednesday are now the top concern of the Regional Environmental Office 15. “The microscopic particles in smoke can get into your eyes and respiratory system, where they can cause health problems such as burning eyes, runny nose and illnesses such as bronchitis,” Khanchit Soontrakorn, a specialist from the Regional Environmental Office 15, said.

  • Top Phuket official issued urgent order to relinquish post

    Top Phuket official issued urgent order to relinquish post

    PHUKET: Kathu District Chief Veera Kerdsirimongkol has been ordered out of Phuket, effective October 28.

  • 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.

  • Phuket SuperCheap Inferno: Search for victims delayed as fire continues [VIDEO]

    Phuket SuperCheap Inferno: Search for victims delayed as fire continues [VIDEO]

    PHUKET: Flames continued to ravage Phuket’s renowned SuperCheap megastore this morning, stifling any efforts to search for victims caught in the inferno that broke out at the huge shopping facility last night. Fresh reinforcements of firefighters arrived early today to relieve those who battled the flames throughout the night

  • BREAKING NEWS: Main SuperCheap in Phuket Town demolished in blaze

    BREAKING NEWS: Main SuperCheap in Phuket Town demolished in blaze

    PHUKET: The main SuperCheap in Phuket burst into flames tonight, turning into an unstable inferno and sending a cloud of black smoke over a kilometer into the air. Every fire truck in Phuket was called to the scene on as well as trucks from nearby provinces. Fire fighters have yet to control the flames but are focusing on containing the fire and preventing the flames from igniting neighboring signs and trees.

  • Patong mayor’s resort targeted for land encroachment

    Patong mayor’s resort targeted for land encroachment

    PHUKET: The government’s self-branded “anti-mafia” campaign continued yesterday as Tourism and Sports Minister Somsak Pureesrisak led local officers to inspect the Patong Bay Garden Resort on Patong Beach for suspected encroachment onto public land. The resort, owned by Patong Mayor Pian Keesin and his son Prab, was the only resort along Patong Beach that was inspected yesterday. However, the raid yielded no results, despite officers being armed with a land document for the site.

  • Fewer Phuket Vegetarian Festival mediums in hospital, so far

    Fewer Phuket Vegetarian Festival mediums in hospital, so far

    PHUKET: Six ma song (spirit mediums) have been admitted to hospital for wounds incurred during this year’s Phuket Vegetarian Festival, and three people have been admitted for injuries sustained from firecrackers.

  • Officials set sights on Patong water gate

    Officials set sights on Patong water gate

    PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (PPAO) will spend 14 million baht on a water gate to help alleviate flooding in Patong. The news came at a meeting on Tuesday between PPAO President Paiboon Upatising and Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut to discuss strategies to prevent flooding in Phuket