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  • Canadian, 81, injured in Phuket car crash

    Canadian, 81, injured in Phuket car crash

    PHUKET: An 81-year-old Canadian man who sustained head injuries in a two-vehicle collision on Thepkrasattri Road in Phuket yesterday evening is now calling for speed limits to be posted in built up areas. Thalang Police at 6pm were notified of an accident at the notorious u-turn in front of the Provincial Electric Authority substation in Baan Lipon, Srisoonthorn subdistrict, yesterday.

  • Bus from Phuket to Narathiwat crashes in Phang Nga

    Bus from Phuket to Narathiwat crashes in Phang Nga

    PHUKET: A tour bus full of school directors from Narathiwat province overturned in Phang Nga late this morning, causing numerous injuries, but fortunately no deaths. The bus was en route to Krabi when the accident occurred on a sharp curve known locally as “Chong Kub Tha Yu”, located on the road from Lo Yung to Tha Yu in Takua Thung district. District police were informed that the bus had overshot the curve and overturned at 11am.

  • Aussie tourist airlifted to Bangkok after fall from Phuket tuk-tuk

    Aussie tourist airlifted to Bangkok after fall from Phuket tuk-tuk

    PHUKET: An Australian tourist on holiday in Phuket has been flown to Bangkok to receive treatment after suffering a serious head injury from falling off the back of a tuk-tuk in Patong last night. Tuk-tuk driver Paiboon Hemwara, 30, told the Phuket Gazette that he picked up Mr Noble and his wife at the top of Soi Bangla at about 9pm.

  • Ferry sinks off Koh Lanta, 80km southeast of Phuket

    Ferry sinks off Koh Lanta, 80km southeast of Phuket

    PHUKET: The project to build a bridge between the two islands Koh Lanta Noi and Koh Lanta Yai took a soggy step backward yesterday morning when a ferry waiting to unload its cargo of construction materials to build the bridge started taking on water in the rough weather currently affecting much of Thailand, including Phuket. No injuries were reported in the incident. The partial sinking of the ferry occurred while the vessel was floating off the Sala Dan landing on Koh Lanta Noi, in Krabi province.

  • Oil slick endangers Krabi mangroves, clean-up ordered

    Oil slick endangers Krabi mangroves, clean-up ordered

    PHUKET: Krabi authorities have launched a massive cleanup operation after a boat struck rocks and spilled a large volume of oil into the sea, resulting in extensive damage to protected mangrove forests in Neua Khlong District, about 130 kilometers east of Phuket across Phang Nga Bay. The spill was first reported at 9am Saturday morning. How much oil was spilled is not known, but one local in an affected area in Khlong Khanan subdistrict reported oil lining 10 kilometers of coastline, with an estimated 1,000 rai of mangrove forest affected.

  • Seven injured as fishing boat explodes

    Seven injured as fishing boat explodes

    PHUKET: Seven people were rushed to hospital after an explosion erupted on board a Phuket fishing boat queued up to take on ice at Por Pichai Company wharf, in Rassada, yesterday. Phuket City Police were notified of the explosion at 8:10am and rushed to the scene along with Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers

  • Phuket Police chief orders more night patrols

    Phuket Police chief orders more night patrols

    PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Police Commander Chonasit Wattanavrangkul has ordered all police stations across Phuket to take part in the formation of a “Special Operations Unit” in order to boost patrols in key tourist areas from 9pm to 4am. Maj Gen Chonasit announced the news on Thursday at a meeting of the Regional Peace Keeping Council, Phuket Office, headed by Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha. “I have to admit that we do not have enough police officers here to be able to monitor all areas closely,” Maj Gen Chonasit explained.

  • James Lakin, founding member of Rawai Supports’ Club, passes away

    James Lakin, founding member of Rawai Supports’ Club, passes away

    PHUKET: James Lakin , long-term Phuket resident and one of the founding members of the Rawai Supporters’ Club, has died at the age of 38. Mr Lakin, nicknamed “Shaggy” by his friends, died on the evening of June 23, having suffered from a heart condition. His funeral will be held at Wat Sawang Arom in Rawai today and the wake will be at the newly named Shaggy’s Bar.

  • Wreckage found on glacier is missing plane from 1952

    Wreckage found on glacier is missing plane from 1952

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Wreckage found on an Alaskan glacier is missing plane from 1952 Phuket Gazette / News WiresPHUKET: The aircraft wreckage which was found on a glacier near Anchorage earlier this month is believed to be a plane which went missing in the 1950s with more than 50 people on board, military officials said on Wednesday.

  • Phuket Police crack motorbike theft gang in Kamala

    Phuket Police crack motorbike theft gang in Kamala

    PHUKET: Phuket Police have arrested a member of a motorbike theft ring in Kamala, seizing 15 stolen bikes and other evidence valued at 900,000 baht. Local residents who have had motorbikes stolen in recent months are encouraged to visit Kamala Police Station to see if theirs is among those recovered.