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First responders carry out the bodies of two people who died in a car crash in Ayutthaya province on Dec. 28, 2019.

3 Days In, ‘7 Dangerous Days’ Kills 159 in 1,500+ Accidents on Thai Roads

BANGKOK — More than 150 people have died on Thai roads in the lead up to 2020, road safety officials said Monday.

Driver Takes Down 12 Utility Poles, Injuring 7

SAMUT PRAKAN — Seven people were wounded after a pickup truck driver crashed into a utility pole Friday, causing widespread damage and cutting off electricity at a busy stretch of road in Samut Prakan.
Werakan Siriprakon and Mateusz Juszkiewicz, who went missing on Dec. 7 in Phuket.

Families Still Hopeful for Polish Man, Thai Woman Missing at Sea

PHUKET — The families of a Polish man and Thai women who disappeared almost three weeks ago at sea in the south said they still have hope for their safe return.
The motorcycle taxi that allegedly shoved Arielle Struhl from her Grab bike on Dec. 2, 2019 in front of Siam Paragon. Photos: Arielle Struhl / Courtesy

Motosai Allegedly Shoves Passenger from Grab Bike at Siam Paragon

BANGKOK — A woman filed a complaint to the police Tuesday after she was allegedly assaulted by a motorcycle taxi while using the Grab ride-hailing service in front of Siam Paragon mall.
Wrecked ambulance after the accident on Nov. 25, 2019.

Police Say Ambulance Driver Dozes Off, Killing Patient

NAKHON RATCHASIMA — An ambulance en route to deliver a patient home struck into a tree on Monday morning, killing the patient and wounding her relatives, police said.
An emergency responder leads a 10-year-old Russian boy stung by a box jellyfish to an ambulance Oct. 30, 2019 on Koh Samui. Insert: the box jellyfish that stung him.

Russian Boy Survives Box Jellyfish Sting on Koh Samui

KOH SAMUI — A ten-year-old Russian boy survived an attack from a box jellyfish, a creature known for its fatal toxins, officials said Thursday. 
Drone footage of elephant carcasses at the base of Haew Narok Waterfall on Oct. 5.

Officials Struggle to Retrieve Six Elephants Who Died at Waterfall

Update: Environment minister Varawut Silpa-archa said on Tuesday that rangers found five more elephants died from the fall. A total of 11 elephants died in...
Bin Banluerit, left, receives a cash donation on Sept. 18, 2019 in Ubon Ratchathani.

Bin Banluerit Won’t Pool Flood Relief Funds With Gov’t

UBON RATCHATHANI — An actor who has fundraised more than 355 million baht for flood relief efforts said Thursday he won’t pool the funds with the government’s own fundraising efforts.
Chuang Chuang and his 18th birthday treat at Chiang Mai Zoo on Aug. 6, 2018.

Celebrity Giant Panda Chuang Chuang Dies at 19

CHIANG MAI — The much beloved giant panda Chuang Chuang died of unknown cause on Monday evening while living in Chiang Mai Zoo, according to an official announcement.
A confiscated tiger at Khao Prathap Chang wildlife sanctuary on Sept. 15.

Half of the Tigers Seized from Tiger Temple Now Dead

Update: The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation announced Monday afternoon that the tigers were infected with canine distemper virus, which they might...

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