Month: January 2019

Asia

Death Toll Rises To Eight In Magnitogorsk High-Rise Blast

At least eight people were killed and dozens remain unaccounted for after a suspected gas explosion triggered the collapse of a section of a high-rise apartment building in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk early on New Year’s Eve. Rescue operations have been temporarily halted because of fears the efforts would shift rubble and cause more […]Read More

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai still No.1 for road accidents

The first five of the “seven dangerous days” of New Year travel has seen 2,761 road accidents, 314 deaths and 2,848 people injured — with Chiang Mai posting the highest number of accidents, while Nakhon Ratchasima has suffered the most deaths. Prapon Tangsrikiattikul, the deputy permanent secretary for public health, said on Tuesday that on […]Read More

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai soldier caught in ‘gun road rage’

Footage from a dash cam shows a soldier with a gun advancing on a family of three, apparently threatening to shoot them in Chiang Mai on Monday. The incident was related to a preceding road-rage incident in the province’s Mae Rim district. Full story: The Nation By The NationRead More

South

Chinese Tourist Loses Arm in Sobering Reminder of Thai Road

BANGKOK — Like many others, one Chinese tourist was looking to ring in the new year with a tropical respite. But as happens too often in these final weeks, her plans came to an abrupt end in a road accident that cost her an arm. The Chinese woman recounted online in grisly detail the accident […]Read More

South

Multiple killings, suicide at New Year party in Chumphon

A 41-year-old Thai man shot dead six relatives including his two children aged 6 and 9 before turning the gun on himself during a countdown party at their home in Chumphon’s Pato district on Monday night. Police were alerted to the shootings at 00.20am and, along with forensic officers and rescue workers, rushed to the […]Read More