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Dolphin Rescued After Taking Wrong Turn And Getting Lost In River

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Dolphin Rescued After Taking Wrong Turn And Getting Lost In River

A lost dolphin was rescued after taking a wrong turn and getting stuck in a river next to a dam in eastern Thailand.

Concerned locals noticed the creature splashing around near the watergate in Trat province on March 25.

The 6ft-long female bottlenose dolphin was believed to have been swimming in the nearby Khao Saming river to hunt smaller fish such as anchovies but had mistakenly entered through the dam’s watergate.

Rescue teams arrived and carried the dolphin out of the river. It was driven away to a nearby marine centre and released the next day into the ocean, appearing to be healthy and strong.

Fisherman Somsak Siengpror, 65, claimed he saw two marine creatures before paddling closer as he thought they were a type of big fish.

He said: ‘I came to fish near the dam and saw the two dolphins emerging from the water to breathe. I went closer as I thought they were a type of big fish but when I realised they were dolphins I called the officials to check.’

District chief Peerawat Wangratkul together with 30 animal rescuers from the Marine and Coastal Resource Conservation Centre arrived at the scene to help the dolphin.

The team searched the area but only found one dolphin stuck in a net used to filter garbage. Veterinarians came to check on its health and found minor injuries on its nose and mouth but overall appeared healthy.

As the fisherman spotted two dolphins, the rescue team implied that there could be more dolphins that were being lost after making a wrong turn inside the dam.

The district chief said they will monitor the area closely as the water near the gate is brackish which could affect the dolphins’ health.

He said: ‘We had to rescue them as soon as possible as the water near the gate is brackish and might affect dolphins’ health.’

The dolphin was released back to the sea after a day of monitoring. The sea is around 20km away from the watergate.

Fishery official Ploynisa Buabupha said they will also assign staff in the area to help with the patrols

He said: ‘We want to help watch over the dolphins. They could have lost their olfactory nerves due to an illness that may have caused them a lack of navigation. We want to investigate this as well.’



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Five Dead In Bangkok Bound Bus Fire

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Five Dead In Bangkok Bound Bus Fire

Five people, three adults and two children, died in the early hours of Tuesday morning when the Bangkok bound bus they were travelling on caught fire in Khon Kaen Province.

12 passengers who suffered serious injuries are being treated at Sirindhorn Hospital while 16 others managed to flee the inferno unscathed.

The bus driver, 48-year-old Phsamdee Khamkhon, told police the bus had left Udon Thani heading for Mo Chit in Bangkok on Monday night as scheduled.

He said as he was passing through Ban Haet district he had a tyre blow out which suddenly set the back of the bus ablaze. The fire spread rapidly and by the time he stopped the vehicle, it was engulfed in flames.

It took firefighters 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control.

Maj. Gen. Putthipong Musikul, Deputy Chief of Khon Kaen Provincial Police, led a team of investigators to examine the wreckage this morning and question all who managed to escape.

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Thonglor Police Chief And His Deputy Transferred To Inactive Posts Over Covid Cluster

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The Thonglor police chief and his deputy have been transferred to inactive posts at the operations centre of the Metropolitan Police Division 5 headquarters effective immediately.

Pol Col Duangchote Suwanjaras, superintendent of Thonglor police station, and Pol Lt Col Thanakorn Ngamyen, the station’s acting deputy superintendent have been kicked out after it came to light the latest Covid cluster originated from two clubs in their district.

A committee was set up on April 9 by Pol Maj Gen Sopon Sarapat, the commander of Metropolitan Police Division 5, to conduct an investigation into the origin of the outbreak.

In order to ensure the investigation was just, fair and transparent, it was deemed both officers had to be transferred.

Under the same order, Pol Col Kampanat Aroonkirirote, deputy commander of Metropolitan Police Division 5, was assigned as acting Thonglor police chief and Pol Thanathip Chompuwanich, chief of crime suppression at Thonglor police station, as acting deputy chief of the station during their absence.

The order is effective from Monday 12th April until further notice.

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CAAT Bans Food & Drinks On Domestic Flights

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has prohibited airlines from serving food and drinks to passengers onboard domestic flights in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 beginning April 13.

The order also covers the eating and drinking of food or beverages brought by passengers.

The ban will be in effect until the situation improves or a new regulation is announced.

CAAT has also prohibited the distribution of newspapers, magazines or any pamphlets, except those related to safety, to minimize passengers touching surfaces that could spread the virus.

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