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    Abbot urges speedy end to temple row

    News, Lamphai Intathep, Published on 30/08/2014

    » Wat Sa Ket abbot Phra Phromsuthi has begged the public and media to stop its criticisms over a temple scandal.

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    Computer destroyed in warehouse fire

    Published on 15/05/2013

    » Hi-tech equipment valued at more than 10 million baht was threatened by fire that was quickly extinguished by Banglamung fire fighters. But not before the flames destroyed a substantial—yet undetermined—amount of computer supplies and goods. Investigators interviewed the watchman, 35-year old Punet Chemkaew, who reported the blaze. He said he was taking a nap and was awakened by the smell of smoke. The fire chief said the fire was likely caused by a spark from a faulty electrical wire.

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    Serious damage in condo fire

    Published on 03/05/2013

    » Fire trucks responded to the 22-storey Royal Cliff Garden Resort when smoke was reported coming out of a 21st floor unit. Condo owner John Owen, a New Zealand citizen, said that the fire started in his bedroom. His two sons were sleeping in a second bedroom. Total damage was estimated at more than one million baht.  One theory is that the conflagration occurred after a lit cigarette was ignored, although investigations are continuing to check for other possible explanations.

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    Fire at beauty salon

    Published on 22/01/2013

    » Five fire trucks responded to alarms that a beauty salon was ablaze on Soi Tangmo, Buakhao.

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    Illegal forest resort targeted

    Published on 31/07/2012

    » PHUKET: Around 150 forestry officials descended on Saturday morning (July 28) on a resort under construction on a hill in the Bang Kanoon National Forest Reserve.

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    Japan to provide fire engine for Bankad sub-district

    Phitsanu Thepthong, Published on 04/08/2012

    » Under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Scheme, the government of Japan will provide funds amounting to 2,825,000 baht for the procurement of a fire engine for the Bankad Tambon Administration Organization (TAO) in Mae Wang District, Chiang Mai Province.

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    Thailand’s Hidden Hazards

    Published on 06/08/2012

    » Thailand travel guides warn you of exotic diseases that melt your brain, shopping scams that gut your wallet, and cultural no-no’s that may send you to the slammer, but seldom cover the day-to-day, life-threatening hazards you only learn about if you survive them. On my first day in Thailand, I almost died just trying to walk.

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    B23m community centre a rotting waste

    Published on 17/08/2012

    » PHUKET: The disastrous Asian Tsunami of December 26, 2004, that smashed into Phuket, killing at least 800 people and damaging structures all along the west coast of the island, was followed by an outburst of charitable activity from around the world.

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    Tourists jumped from Tiger's second storey

    Published on 18/08/2012

    » PHUKET: Shocking accounts of tourists jumping from the second floor and others trampled in the panic to escape are emerging following the fire at Patong's Tiger Discoteque early on Friday morning.

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    Japan provides funds for fire engines

    Phitsanu Thepthong, Published on 16/07/2012

    » The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Scheme, granted just over 3,500,000 baht to procure two fire engines for Thaduea Subdistrict Municipality in Doi Tao District, Chiang Mai Province.

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