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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (23 May 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya

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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (23 May 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya
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– Major flooding & damage following heavy storms in Pattaya
In many areas within our region and the capital, drivers and passengers have fled, leaving vehicles on heavily flooded roads as downpours continued throughout the night, rendering many roads impassable. In the capital, airports have seen many arriving late for flights, and extra time should be allowed for roadway delays. The Met Office predicts continued storms for the next week.

– Experts link flight plunge to heavy storms
Experts, not internet opinions, are blaming the 6000-ft plunge that caused havoc on a Singapore Airlines flight this week on turbulence, which was exacerbated by the current storm front over this part of East Asia. Experts quoted as saying that it is likely rising air currents from the huge tropical storms engulfing the region caused the violent turbulence.
Crossing the bay into Burmese airspace, records show huge storms in the area where the specific and non-predictable type of turbulence occurred. Yesterday saw reports, now unconfirmed, of a second death among passengers hospitalized in Bangkok, where the plane had made its emergency landing, with one confirmed death, that of a British man, and a rush from embassies globally to attend to the needs of their countrymen, many of whom still remain in hospital care. The plane itself remained grounded as inspections were due before it is flown on to Singapore. Fifty-eight of the passengers injured when Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321 encountered severe turbulence en route from London to Singapore yesterday are still being treated in hospital, including 20 who are in intensive care units (ICU).

– Storms cause flooding & road damage in Pattaya
Meanwhile, here in Pattaya, in addition to the usual areas Railway Road, Sukhumvit, and side sois, flooding saw poor aggregate, likely sand, washed away under many key roads, which then developed large collapsed areas. To the east side roads were in many cases still flooding at sunrise today, leaving many impassable. And of course, as we enter the monsoon season, there is more to come. For all living in low-lying areas, the advisory is out to move possessions to higher floors. There are no reports of major power outages, but internet service for many was off throughout the night, with engineers out before dawn, in the rain, making repairs.

– Errant monkey shot by officials in Jomtien
In Jomtien, an errant ape was shot by local officials after it presented a growing danger to locals and passersby. Only with a tranquilizer dart though, three of them, which enabled rescue teams to remove and cage it, preparing it for release into the wild. Unlike many primates, this type is known to be vicious if approached, and there are reports of others in the area.

– British expat passes away in late night motorcycle accident 
A British expat, Bill Palmer in his 50s, lost his life on Sukhumvit Road this week during a rainstorm and after a verbal altercation with a street vendor riding a motorized tricycle. The 11 PM crash saw the man lose control and crash into a kerbside and telegraph pole. Initial reports indicate that he was not wearing a crash helmet. His embassy was duly informed, and a full autopsy will be carried out in the capital as the vendor was detained for questioning.

– Traffic change in Pattaya – Soi Diana and Soi Honey now one-Way streets
As Soi Diana and Soi Honey become officially one-way streets this week, local businesses have welcomed the change, pointing out that as the sois are narrow, traffic has always used them as conduits and not to gain access to businesses at all. With many expecting less traffic, that’s good news for tourists and pedestrians.

– Cleanup begins at Bali Hai Pier
The Bali Hai pier is finally being cleared of the garbage along the quayside adjacent to the public areas. Pattaya’s mayor oversaw teams removing the rotting hulls of old boats, trailers, and other dross that had made the area quite ugly, with the plan to revamp it and bring some charm to the pier area.

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