Tags : Nong Khai


Mekong Tour Boat Capsizes in Nong Khai, 2 Missing

NONG KHAI, March 22 (TNA) – A tour boat capsized in the Mekong River. Two passengers were missing and four others survived on the Lao side. The longtail boat was carrying the six tourists for an evening sightseeing trip in the Mekong River when it was struck by a storm. Four tourists swam to the […]Read More


Jailbreakers arrested in Isan after 1,270km escape from Surat Thani

SURAT THANI: A couple who had escaped police custody in this southern province were arrested in Nong Khai on Wednesday after travelling more than a thousand kilometres on three stolen motorcycles. Pol Maj Thepsingha Thepluen, the chief investigator of Tha Chang police station, said Patikarn Thongnongsuan and his wife, Kannikar Riewthongchum, were apprehended on Wednesday […]Read More


Tourist dies after falling off rock in Nong Khai

A tourist from Saraburi died on Friday after falling about 30 metres from the top of a popular scenic viewpoint in Nong Khai. The accident took place around 2pm after the visitor to Wat Pha Tak Seua in Sangkhom district had finished taking photos of the Mekong River, say police. Full story: Bangkok Post BANGKOK […]Read More


Huge Drugs Haul Seized in Nong Khai

NONG KHAI, Nov 23 (TNA) – More than eight millions of meth pills were seized in a drug bust on the Mekong river bank in the northeastern province of Nong Khai on Sunday. Maj. Gen. Boonsin Phadklang, commander of the Surasakmontree Task Force said the joint operation acted on a tip-off about smuggling of illegal […]Read More


Nong Khai province braces for potential flood

NONG KHAI (NNT) – Nong Khai province is another critical area where the water level of the Mekong river suddenly increased 30 centimeters in a single day, and is expected to continue rising by another 50 centimeters due to heavy rains in Thailand and Laos. The province is now preparing for a large volume of […]Read More


Man quizzed over Lop Buri gold heist

Police investigators are questioning a man in relation to the Aurora gold shop heist in Lop Buri, said national police chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda on Sunday. At a media briefing on progress into the case, Pol Gen Chakthip said he was informed by his deputy, Pol Gen Chaiwat Kateworachai, that a man who resembles […]Read More


In a first, medical cannabis oil seized at Nong Khai

Nong Khai customs officers have charged a Lao with smuggling medical cannabis oil into Thailand via the First Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge. Pornpirom Wichit, 45, was arrested in Mueang Nong Khai district after 65 bottles of cannabis oil, estimated to be worth around Bt195,000, were found in his luggage. Full story: The Nation By Kamthon Kongsombat […]Read More


Over 100 Naga fireballs appear over the Mekong River

NONGKHAI, Oct 25 (TNA) – Crowds of people enjoyed watching over 100 Naga fireballs that appeared over the Mekong River in the northeastern province of Nong Khai yesterday. The best spots to view the Naga fireball are in Phon Phisai and Rattanawapi districts. The first fireball emerged from the river into the sky at 6.17 […]Read More