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Thailand To See Hotter Weather As Summer Continues

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Thailand To See Hotter Weather As Summer Continues

Thailand’s summer will continue to be hotter than the same period last year, according to the Meteorological Department.   “It will be about one or two degrees Celsius hotter,” the department’s director-general Phuwieng Prakhammintara said onFriday.   The mercury is expected to soar past 42 degrees Celsius in seven provinces, namely Mae Hong Son, Lampang,…

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Big Oud In, Big Joke Out: Thailand Names New Immigration chief

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Big Oud In, Big Joke Out: Thailand Names New Immigration chief

Thailand’s Immigration Bureau has a new commander.   Pol Maj Gen Sompong Chingduang will now head up the Bureau, replacing outgoing immigraiton chief Surachate Harkparn, also known as Big Joke, who in a surprise move earlier this month was stripped of police duties and transferred to a role within the civil service.   Pol Maj…

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Bus Crashes Off The Road In Khon Kaen

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Bus Crashes Off The Road In Khon Kaen

Many passengers have been injured following a bus crash in Khon Kaen, north-east Thailand this morning.   The Pudtayan Banphai Rescue Foundation reports that the bus was traveling from Bangkok to Nongkhai in northeast Thailand. The bus, which was full of passengers, hit a tree and a light pole on the road before ending up on…

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People Warned To Avoid Out-door Activities Due To High Temperatures

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People Warned To Avoid Out-door Activities Due To High Temperatures

Thailand’s Meteorological Department has warned people to avoid out-door activities due to the current high temperatures, which are forecast to exceed 43 degrees Celsius today in several northern provinces. They are also advised to stay clear of big trees, poorly-erected structures or large billboards because of freak summer storms and strong winds caused by a…

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Miscount Cases In Khon Kaen Solved, Fresh Voting At Six Polling Stations

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Miscount Cases In Khon Kaen Solved, Fresh Voting At Six Polling Stations

The two miscounts of votes in Khon Kaen province was resolved yesterday after a recount showed that inconsistencies might have stemmed from an official marking the wrong boxes. Two polling stations – the first and fifth – with a few hundred eligible voters in Khon Kaen’s Nam Phong district recounted the ballots yesterday following an…

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Thailand To Junk Three Kinds Of Plastic By End Of This Year

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Thailand To Junk Three Kinds Of Plastic By End Of This Year

End of this year, Thailand will be free from three types of plastic – microbeads, cap seals and oxo-degradable plastics – and from four other types of single-use plastics by 2022, according to a road map that got the Cabinet’s initial nod on Tuesday. The Plastic Waste Management Road Map 2018-2030 also included an ambitious…

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348 Die In Songkran Road Carnage

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348 Die In Songkran Road Carnage

A total of 348 people were killed and 3,176 others wounded in 3,068 road accidents during the first six days of the “seven dangerous days” of Songkran, said the Road Safety Operations Centre (RSOC) on Wednesday. Chiang Mai had the most accidents at 119 and Nakhon Si Thammarat had the most casualties at 126. Nakhon…

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Death Toll Nears 300 After Five Of The ‘Seven Dangerous Days’ Of Songkran

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Death Toll Nears 300 After Five Of The ‘Seven Dangerous Days’ Of Songkran

ROAD accidents during the first five days of the Songkran festival have left 297 people dead and 2,807 injured with drunken driving again singled out as the main cause of the accidents, according to the Road Safety Operations Centre (RSOC) on Tuesday. On Monday alone, the fifth of the “Seven Dangerous Days” of the festive…

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Millions Heading Back To Bangkok Today And Tomorrow After Songkran

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Millions Heading Back To Bangkok Today And Tomorrow After Songkran

Daily News reported that 7.67 million vehicles are on their way back to Bangkok after the Songkran holidays.   All roads and main arteries into Bangkok are expected to be flooded with traffic with lanes opened up on the other side to ease the flow.   The return to the capital was only a trickle…

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Fewer Casualties On Fourth Dangerous Day Compared To Last Year

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Fewer Casualties On Fourth Dangerous Day Compared To Last Year

THE ROAD Safety Operations Centre announced yesterday that the first four days of Songkran’s “Seven Dangerous Days” saw 2,232 road accidents, 237 deaths and 2,322 injured, an improvement over the same period last year when 2,444 accidents were reported with 260 deaths and 2,537 injured.   His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn, meanwhile, expressed concern over…

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