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Tower Blocks Shake In Bangkok After Earthquake [Video]

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Tower Blocks Shake In Bangkok After Earthquake

Footage shows rooms and officers in high rise tower blocks in Bangkok shaking this morning after an earthquake hit the border with the neighbouring country of Laos.

The 6.1 magnitude quake struck between Nan province in northeastern Thailand and Sainyabuli in Laos at 6:50am local time.

High rise towers in Bangkok were felt shaking for around 30 seconds.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Bangkok is around 600 km (400 miles) from the epicentre of the earthquake but the effects were still felt.

Dozens of buildings were damaged in rural Laos, but there were no reports of injuries.

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Planned Travel Bubbles Are Burst For The Time Being

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Planned travel bubbles look like they have burst for the time being after several countries earmarked for the scheme have seen a spike in Covid-19 cases, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand.

The government have been planning to launch travel bubbles with several countries with low coronavirus risk including China, Japan and South Korea with a possible August launch.

CAAT director-general Chula Sukmanop said Thailand will closely monitor the Covid-19 situation this month and reassess planned agreements.

Airlines have been advised to wait for a clear policy from the government and CAAT following reports airlines are preparing to resume international flights in September.

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18-Wheeler Takes Out 6 Utility Poles

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An 18-wheeler carrying rocks crashed in the rain taking out six utility poles and leaving several vehicles damaged.

The accident happened just after 1am on Pridi Banomyong Road just before the Khlong Tan intersection in Bangkok.

An eyewitness said the driver lost control coming over a bridge hitting a pole that fell over and dragged another five down with it.

Two cars and a motorbike were damaged but fortunately, no injuries were reported.

The accident resulted in a blackout in homes 50 meters surrounding the accident site.

Off icers from the Khlong Tan Police Station closed the road while workers from the Metropolitan Electricity Authority cleared the mess repaired the damaged poles.

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Russian Woman Suspected Of Murdering Her Infant Daughter In North Pattaya

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A Russian woman who attempted to take her own life by jumping from a third-floor apartment in North Pattaya at the weekend is in police custody suspected of murdering her infant daughter.

Anna Efimova, 33, was found by police and medics with injuries to her legs at the apartment block on Sukhumvit Road at around 3.30pm on Sunday afternoon.

While she was taken to Bangkok Pattaya hospital for treatment while Banglamung police went to inspect her room where they found blood stains and splatters on the floor and walls.

In the bathroom, they discovered the body of an infant girl with 3 large wounds to her forehead under a towel below the wash hand basin.

Documents found in the room identified the dead infant as the woman’s daughter who was 1 year and 7 months old.

Russian Woman Suspected Of Murdering Her Infant Daughter

Police also found drug paraphernalia in the room with officers speculating the suspect might have been high when she killed her daughter, before jumping from the balcony.

An employee at the apartment block told police the woman checked in with her daughter on Saturday at 7pm and paid for a three-day stay.

Police are now waiting for the woman to recover to question her over the girl’s death.

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