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Tree falls on car, cab during rainstorm, cabbie safe

  A PRIVATE TAXI driver escaped unscathed after a tree at the fence of Chulalongkorn University fell on both his cab and a private car parked beneath it during hours-long torrential rain in Bangkok last evening, Sanook.com said this morning (Oct. 8). Both vehicles were parked beside Chamchuri building’s fence next to Phayathai road when […]

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Shopkeeper arrested for bashing up foreign tourist with skateboard

  THE owner of a shop selling cannabis infused craft sodas on Khao San road was arrested today (Oct. 7) after using a skateboard to hit a foreign tourist on the head and face before dawn yesterday, Sanook.com said. Mr. Phawit (surname withheld), or Ken, 33, admitted that at 5 a.m. yesterday morning just as […]

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Many areas of Bangkok flooded after torrential rain

  GREATER Bangkok was lashed by torrential downpour from 2.30 p.m. onwards that led to many roads being flooded and critical traffic jams building up in many areas, Naewna newspaper said late afternoon (Oct. 3). Flooding was particularly heavy at Bang Na intersection with small cars having difficulty going through. Also in a bad state […]

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After weeks of flooding Lat Krabang residents find sandbags stuffed in a drain 

  RESIDENTS of a neighbourhood in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang district that has been flooded since September 10 with the floodwater now reeking today (Oct. 2) found that sandbags had been stuffed into a key drain, Amarin TV said. People living in Soi Luang Phaeng 6 said they started checking the drains after hearing that sandbags […]

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Health

Covid jab service shifting from Bang Sue station to Dermatology Institute

  ALTHOUGH the Covid vaccination service at Bang Sue Grand Station is ending on Friday Sept. 30 it will be continuing at the Institute of Dermatology near the Victory Monument from Saturday Oct. 1 onwards, Amarin TV said today (Sept. 27). The Central Vaccination Centre (CVC) said on its Facebook page that this service will […]

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Chadchart: Rain has doubled over 30 years with super typhoon moving in

  BANGKOK Governor Chadchart Sittipunt said at a meeting today (Sept. 26) that the amount of rain Bangkok received so far this month without Super Typhoon Noru having arrived is very high, being double the amount that fell in the same period 30 years ago, Matichon newspaper said. This is clearly illustrated by Din Daeng […]

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Many roads in Lat Krabang remain flooded

  MANY roads remained flooded in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang district today (Sept. 16) with small cars unable to travel on some of them after all its six subdistricts were declared a disaster zone yesterday, INN News and Naewna newspaper said. District officials checked the situation and found that the floodwater was 10-15 cm high on […]

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Prawit wades in to help Chadchart solve city flooding 

  CARETAKER Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan inspected Khlong Saen Saep floodgate in Minburi to monitor the flooding in the capital with Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt being on hand to brief him on the situation, Naewna newspaper said this afternoon (Sept. 14). Chadchart told Prawit, who was accompanied by Deputy Defence Minister Gen. Chaicharn Changmongkol and […]

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Life

Champion charged after wakeskating on flooded road

BANGKOK-BORN World Wakeskate 2022 Champion Daniel Grant was summoned and charged with endangering vehicles and people for wakeskating on flooded Phaholyothin road, Sanook.com said this afternoon (Sept. 13). Grant, 24, posted a video clip of himself wakeskating on floodwater in front of Bangkok University in Khlong Luang district of Pathum Thani on Facebook Accompanying caption […]

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3 Cars damaged at flooded Bang Khen condo car park

A FACEBOOK page showed photos of a badly flooded underground car park at a condominium in Bang Khen area of Bangkok where floodwater almost reached the sedan’s roof with three vehicles heavily damaged, Sanook.com said this evening (Sept. 11). The Facebook page, Sai Mai Must Survive, said the flooded vehicles were parked in the second […]

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