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PHUKET: A woman sustained burns to 30 per cent of her body after her ex-husband allegedly hit her, emptied a bottle of lighter fluid over her body and then set her on fire at about 5pm today. Rungruedee Sithibut, 43, is employed as a cleaner at the Thepkrasattri Municipality Kindergarten. Her ex-husband came by and the two reportedly had an argument before he set her on fire and fled.
PHUKET: A Portuguese expat was injured after a wall collapsed in his house in Rawai last night. Rescue workers received a report of the incident at about 7:30pm and arrived at the scene to find the 3.5-meter-high wall broken into pieces on the floor.
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PHUKET: A suspected drug dealer, part of a million-baht drug operation cracked in December, was arrested yesterday afternoon. Police in December had initially apprehended four suspects, including a minor (story here ), with more than 4,000 pills of ya bah (methamphetamine) and 200 grams of ya ice (crystal methamphetamine) in their possession.
KRABI: The British International School of Krabi (BISK) today released a statement regarding the arrest of an American teacher cum alleged drug dealer employed at their school (story here ). Kwanta Suksai, a director at the school, said that every teacher employed by BISK had to undergo pre-employment screening.
KOH RACHA: A tourist was arrested and jailed yesterday for catching and keeping two fish at a beach on Phuket’s Racha Island. The arrest was made after locals reported the man collecting live fish in a water bottle at Plub Pla Beach.
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PHUKET: The ‘Absolute’ company was let off with a warning for discharging murky brown wastewater onto Tri Trang Beach today. Patong Municipality officials went on site to investigate the source of the stinking wastewater flowing directly onto the beach, following complaints regarding the issue by concerned local residents.