Archive For March 24, 2018

Harsher Penalties For Drivers Breaking The Law During Songkran And Latest Korat Bus Crash News

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Harsher Penalties For Drivers Breaking The Law During Songkran And Latest Korat Bus Crash News

Stricter measures will be enforced to boost road safety during the coming Songkran holidays, including a requirement for an alcohol test after every road accident that causes serious injury and death. Police and the Transport Ministry have also proposed harsher punishments for motorists driving without a licence, Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Khongcheep Tantrawanich said yesterday….

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Possibly Half Of Thai Women Are Victims Of Sexual Assault At Songkran

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Possibly Half Of Thai Women Are Victims Of Sexual Assault At Songkran

A report submitted to the Thai Interior Ministry claims that more than half of all women are subjected to sexual molestation by drunk men at Songkran. Claims have been made that the celebration is out of control mainly because of men and alcohol. Calls have been made to protect women, young people and children from…

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Coach Driver Was High On Ya Ba And Speeding As Death Toll Rises To Eighteen

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Coach Driver Was High On Ya Ba And Speeding As Death Toll Rises To Eighteen

The driver of the tour bus that crashed on Wednesday night killing 18 was high on Ya Ba or amphetamines. Police have dismissed his suggestion that the brakes failed as they saw skid marks on the road surface. Kritsana, 45, initially fled the scene of the accident on a hill in Wang Nam Khiaw district…

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Three Children Savagely Attacked By Rabid Dog

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Three Children Savagely Attacked By Rabid Dog

Three children are at risk of rabies infections, despite being vaccinated, after a rabid dog attacked them in Samut Prakan province on Tuesday night. “The risk is particularly high when the victims receive several or severe bites,” Professor Thiravat Hemachudha, a prominent doctor and lecturer at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Medicine, said yesterday. “In such…

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Soi Dogs Will Not Be Culled Despite Recent Attack On Children By Rabid Dog

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Soi Dogs Will Not Be Culled Despite Recent Attack On Children By Rabid Dog

The Department of Livestock Development (DLD) gave assurances yesterday to Soi Dog Foundation that the department will not follow a policy of “Set Zero” – wiping out all stray dogs in Thailand. The assurance that there will be no countrywide slaughter came from the DLD’s Director of the Division of Veterinary Quarantine and Inspection, Dr…

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Horsepower? Try King Cobra Power As Motorist Gets Shock Of His Life

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Horsepower? Try King Cobra Power As Motorist Gets Shock Of His Life

One Thai man was certainly not expecting a 15-foot-long King Cobra to be curled up under the bonnet of his car when he went to inspect the engine. Thaichai Kongnimit, 55, parked his car in front of his house in Surat Thani and went to bed for the night. Then next morning he went to…

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Thai Man Goes Into Bathroom To Find Monitor Lizard Chilling On Toiletry Shelves

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Thai Man Goes Into Bathroom To Find Monitor Lizard Chilling On Toiletry Shelves

A Thai man walked into his bathroom to find a large monitor lizard hanging out on his toiletry shelves at his home outside of Bangkok. Kimkhun Likitwattanaset, 81, who lives in Samut Songkhram, said he was saying prayers when he heard a loud bang come from his bathroom , so he went to inspect. But…

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Police To Ban Water Splashing On All Main And Secondary Roads During Songkran

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Police To Ban Water Splashing On All Main And Secondary Roads During Songkran

The Royal Thai Police will impose a total ban on water splashing on main and secondary roads throughout the country during the seven-day Songkran festival from April 11-17 to ensure road safety for revelers and other motorists. Pol Gen Srivara Ransibrahmanakul, the deputy national police chief, said Wednesday (March 21) that police would coordinate with…

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At Least Sixteen Dead Following Bus Crash In Korat

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At Least Sixteen Dead Following Bus Crash In Korat

At least 16 people were killed on Wednesday evening when their double-deck coach crashed with a 18-wheel truck before slamming into roadside shops in in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Wang Nam Khieo district. Witnesses told police that the driver of the coach survived the accident and escaped from the scene. The accident took place on Nakhon Ratchasima-Kabin…

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Uninsured British Man On His Way To Renew Visa Loses Leg In Horrific Motorcycle Accident

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Uninsured British Man On His Way To Renew Visa Loses Leg In Horrific Motorcycle Accident

A young British man has suffered life changing injuries and is in a serious condition in hospital following an horrific motorbike accident in Thailand. Harry George Buster Cross was travelling to Kanchanaburi immigration office on Monday morning to extend his tourist visa when the Yamaha motorbike he was riding collided with a sugar cane truck…

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