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Drunk Brit Arrested For Killing Two In Samui Road Accident

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Drunk Brit Arrested For Killing Two In Samui Road Accident

A 41-year-old British man was arrested last night on Koh Samui after he hit and killed two men riding a motorbike, with Thai media reporting he was drunk at the time of the accident.

Nicholas Edwards, originally from Liverpool, England, was taken into custody when police arrived at the scene at around 10.30pm where they found two men and a motorbike lodged under his Ford Everest.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene by medics.

Drunk Brit Arrested For Killing Two In Samui Road Accident

Drunk Brit Arrested For Killing Two In Samui Road Accident

Witnesses told police the Brit was overtaking when he hit the bike and continued driving for another kilometer before stopping. Angry bystanders who seen the accident gave chase believing Edwards was trying to flee the scene.

During questioning, Edwards admitted he’d been drinking at the ‘W Resort’ in Maenam, close to where the accident happened on the ring road, since 4pm, adding he left at around 9pm.

Police said Edwards was in a drunken state and was taken to a hospital for alcohol and drug testing.

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Two Weeks Of New Covid Control Measures Effective From April 18

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Two Weeks New Covid Control Measures Effective From April 18

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration announced a new round of control measures this afternoon to curb the latest outbreak of the virus but there will be NO curfew and NO lockdown.

18 provinces have been recategorised as Red – Highly Controlled Area – Bangkok, Khon Kaen, Chon Buri, Chiang Mai, Tak, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phuket, Rayong, Songkhla, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Sa Kaeo, Suphan Buri and Udon Thani.

All other provinces are now Orange – Controlled Area.

Two Weeks New Covid Control Measures Effective From April 18

New measures for ALL provinces:
– closure of nightlife & entertainment venues
– closure of schools
– no events of more than 50 people without prior permission
– shopping malls and department stores to close at 9pm
– fitness centres, gyms, sports arenas to close 9pm and limit numbers

New measures in 18 Red provinces
– restaurants to close at 9pm, takeaway until 11pm
– no alcohol to be served
– supermarkets, convenience stores can open 4am – 11pm

New measures in 59 Orange provinces
– restaurants to close at 11pm
– no alcohol to be served

The CCSA also advised where possible for people to work from home, and refrain from unnecessary travel.

All new measures take effect from Sunday 18th April 2021 for at least two weeks.

If the situation improves, measures may be relaxed. However, if the situation worsens provincial governors may impose harsher measures.

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The Curtain Comes Down On Hua Hin

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The Curtain Comes Down On Hua Hin

The hammer has fallen on Hua Hin after the governor of Prachuap Khiri Khan signed an order on Tuesday night shutting down high-risk businesses and banning the sale of booze in restaurants following a rise in the number of Covid cases in the province.

Along with shutting down pubs and clubs, the order lists water parks, children’s playgrounds, gyms, cinemas, internet cafes, gaming shops for closure too.

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hua hin closure order

hua hin closure order

The sudden jump in cases has been linked to a concert by Joey Boy at the Maya Exclusive Pub in Hua Hin on March 30.

Hua Hin deputy district chief Montri Manichpong and assistant public health officer Janewit Plisak on Tuesday filed a complaint with Hua Hin police, urging them to take action against the owner of Maya Exclusive Pub for violating the Communicable Disease Act, the Entertainment Venue Act and the emergency decree.

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Biker Injured By Falling MRT Yellow Line Construction Equipment

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Biker Injured By Falling Yellow Line Construction Equipment

An investigation has been launched by authorities after a motorbike rider was injured by falling equipment being used on the construction of the MRT Yellow Line on Tuesday.

The accident happened just after midday on Srinakarin Road in Samut Prakan and left the unidentified man needing hospital treatment when the steel structure collapsed causing him to crash.

Bystanders helped the man to safety off the road until medics arrived.

Officials have launched a probe into the cause of the collapse while city workers cleared the road of the debris.

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