Tourists warned not to swim in polluted sea off Pattaya

Oil spills along the shore

Oil spills along the shore. Photo: Blondinrikard Fröberg / flickr.

Tourists visiting Thailand’s Pattaya resort town have been advised not to swim in the sea, especially off the Na Chom Thian beach, after the sea in the area turned black and emitted a foul smell, reportedly caused by untreated waste water.

Pattaya City administration has issued an order temporarily suspending swimming in the sea near Pattaya until officials find the source of the effluent and fix the problem.

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By Thai PBS World

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