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Firefighters at the scene of an explosion Monday morning in a laundromat in Bangkok’s Din Daeng district.

8 Injured as Illegal Bangkok Laundromat Explodes

BANGKOK — An illegal laundromat in central Bangkok exploded early Monday morning, injuring eight people and damaging a number of buildings nearby.
Pinit Sutthithepa. Photo: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

Thousands Attend Vigil for California Mudslide Victims

MONTECITO, California — Thousands of people attended a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the 20 people who were killed when mudslides ravaged a Southern California town.

Severe Floods Cut Off Southern Provinces, 14 Dead

CHUMPHON — Severe floods continued to plague the south of Thailand on Wednesday, rendering a vital highway impassable to many vehicles while the death toll rose to at least 14 people.
Rescue workers prepare to transport boys rescued from that Luang cave complex Sunday in Chiang Rai province in an image provided by the authorities.

Australian Medic, Last to Leave Cave, Loses Dad

MAE SAI — The last member of the rescue team to leave the Luang Nang Non cave, Australian doctor Richard Harris, has lost his father.

Australian Woman Dies in Jet Ski Crash Near Phuket

BANGKOK – An Australian woman died when the jet ski she was operating collided with one operated by her companion off Phuket, officials said Monday.

Fire Ravages 8 Wooden Homes, 1 Injured, Cat Survives

BANGKOK — A lucky cat survived as eight houses went up in flames Thursday in southern Bangkok. One person suffered minor injuries.
Four people were injured Sunday in a car wreck in Suphan Buri province. Photo: Matichon

Songkran Death Toll Surges to 418

BANGKOK — Speeding edged out intoxication to claim the most lives during the “dangerous days” of Songkran this year, which ended after 418 people died on the roads over seven days, according to officials.

Fire Briefly Closes BTS On Nut

BANGKOK — BTS On Nut resumed service after it was briefly shut down by a raging fire Wednesday morning.

Colonel Apologizes for Paralyzing Traffic For His Wedding

KHON KAEN — For those late to work Thursday morning in Khon Kaen, an army colonel would like to say he’s so, so sorry for blocking the province’s largest road for his wedding.

Epilepsy Blamed for Crash That Kills 2, Injures 15

PATTAYA — Two people were killed and 15 injured Monday morning after a black truck plowed through nearly a dozen motorbikes on Pattaya Tai Road.

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