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Saturday, April 21, 2018

‘Octopus’ Ride Accident Injures 15 at Temple Fair

SAMUT PRAKAN — The owner of a temple fair carnival ride faces a charge of reckless endangerment after his spinning ride malfunctioned, injuring more than a dozen people.

Extensive Damage as Southern Flood Crisis Enters Week 4

BANGKOK — The flooding crisis entered a fourth week in six southern provinces where rain is expected to continue pouring for several more days. Since...

More Floods Feared in South as 1.6 Million Affected

BANGKOK — The southern region isn’t out of danger yet as the death toll continues to rise from massive flooding and heavy rain is forecast for throughout the week.

LPG Tanker Crashes and Spills Load

Authorities are still trying to move 30,000 liters of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) out of an overturned 18-wheel truck on Baromrajchonnee Road Friday morning.

Another Accident Lands Italian-Thai in Hot Water For Safety Lapses

BANGKOK — When a metal beam fell from a rail construction site Monday and speared a passing car’s windshield, nearly skewering the driver, it wasn’t the first such incident to plague construction of the Dark Red Line. Nor was it the second or fourth.

Unchecked Development, Poor Planning Set Stage for Flood Crisis

BANGKOK — More than blaming the flooding which has devastated the south just on record rainfall, those familiar with the issue say mismanaged water resources and unplanned development are to blame.

Pilot Caused Children’s Day Plane Crash: Military

BANGKOK — The air force on Friday said a jet fighter crash which killed the pilot during a Children’s Day air show a year ago was caused by the pilot's loss of orientation during the flight.

Driver Fined For Calling Passengers ‘Whores,’ Threatening to Rape Them

BANGKOK — A taxi driver recorded calling young female passengers “whores" and threatening to kill them was fined Tuesday and ordered to undergo three hours of etiquette training.

Phi Phi Fire Levels 25 Shops, Injures 9

KRABI — Twenty-five shops burned down in a Tuesday night fire and about 100 tourists were forced to relocate on the popular tourist island of Phi Phi Don.

We’re No. 1? Chiang Mai Air Pollution Smashes Competitors

CHIANG MAI — The “Rose of the North” won world recognition Wednesday for the dubious distinction of having the worst recorded air quality during peak conditions.

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