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Legal Action Against Italian-Thai Weighed After Red Line Collapse Kills 3

BANGKOK — The head of the labor welfare department is threatening legal action against Italian-Thai Development Co. Ltd. after three workers were killed Friday night while working on the elevated Red Line extension.

All Aboard! Celebrate a Century of Hua Lamphong Saturday

BANGKOK — Some say it’s name today came from a bastardization of “field of carefree cows” in Thai or the lamphong plants which once grew there. Others point to its signature windowed arch and resemblance to Frankfurt’s rail station, insisting it’s a sound-alike for Hauptbahnhof, or central train station in German.

Thai-Belgian Bridge to Remain Closed Until School Resumes

BANGKOK — While the Thai-Belgian Bridge will be closed 6 weeks longer than originally expected, the city vows that Rama IV Road will be saved from its traffic nightmare just in time for school to resume.

Jenphop Apologizes to Families of 2 Grad Students He Killed

AYUTTHAYA — For the first time, businessman Jenphop Viraporn met with families of the two graduate students he killed in a fiery car crash four months ago, and offered an apology in person.

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.

Fire Briefly Closes BTS On Nut

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

Purple Line Train Offers Discount, But Not For Everyone

BANGKOK — Bangkok’s newest train line is cutting its fare by half, but only for those who hold the latest pass issued by the company that runs the trains, and not general passengers.

China Smog ‘Red Alert’ Closes Plants, Stops Cars

BEIJING — Chinese cities are limiting the number of cars on roads and have temporarily shut down factories to cut down pollution during a national "red alert" for smog.

Cops Promise to Send Jenphop Case to Prosecutor This Month

BANGKOK — Police said the results of their investigation into the fatal car crash caused by Jenphop Viraporn will be forwarded to prosecutors by April 26, about six weeks after the accident drew national attention.

Korat Ranked Top in Songkran Road Fatalities

BANGKOK — Road accidents throughout five days of the Songkran holiday claimed 283 lives this year, with Korat having the highest number of fatalities, the government disaster agency announced Saturday.

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