18 Jan 2016
2:44 pm

Actor Tridsadee “Por” Sahawong died peacefully at 11.50 am on Monday after suffering from dengue fever.

Ramathibidi hospital doctor said his right lung was also infected forcing his critical condition to worsen.

His left lung has earlier been removed after it was infected and leaked due to severe dengue fever.

Eariler, Por was admitted to Ramathibodi hospital on November 9, 2015 at 4 pm after developing difficulties in breathing.

It was earlier said that he had been admitted to a hospital in Bangkok for nearly a week, but later transferred to Ramathibodi after his condition deteriorated.

Later on November 21, 2015, TV actor Tridsadee had his left foot amputated from the ankle down in order to contain serious infection.

18 Jan 2016
1:01 pm

PTT Plc today announced the reduction of benzene, gasohol and diesel by 40 satang, effective 5 am tomorrow.

However Gasohol 85 will be cut only 20 satang.

14 Jan 2016
12:13 pm

The Criminal Court today sentenced a taxi driver to death and his wife 20 years in prison after finding them guilty in the conspiracy to murder a 79-year-old Japanese teacher in September 2014.

But both confessed to their crimes against Mr Yoshinori Shimato and had the death sentence commuted to life term.

Both Somchai Keawbangyang, 47, and wife Pornchanok Chaiyapa, 47, were charged with the murder of Mr Shimato and chopping his body and throwing the pieces into a canal in Bang Bo district of  Samut Prakarn in September 2014.

But Mrs Pornchanok was acquitted of the murder charge as her testimony convinced the Court that she did not involve.

She was guilty only of helping to conceal the body of the victim.

8 Jan 2016
12:24 pm

Five persons were killed and a dozen injured when a south-bound passenger train collided with a truck at a railway crossing in Phetchaburi province.

The incident, happened at 10.35 am, caused five rail cars to derail and block the tracks.

Witnesses said the truck driver violated the traffic light at the manned railway crossing and drove  the truck carrying a number of cattle across the crossing while the Thonburi-Lang Suan train was coming.

The incident forced the railway officials to stop two south-bound trains from Bangkok at Cha-am railway station and transfer all passengers by buses to Phetburi to continue their journey to Lang Suan in Chumphon.

6 Jan 2016
10:45 am

A freight train loaded with over 300,000 litres of diesel derailed near Nonglom railway station in Lamphun province,  paralysing rail service between Bangkok and the northern cities this morning.

Railway officials said they didn’t expect to put the freight train back on tracks soon as 300,000 litres of diesel are still leaking from broken tanks.

Passengers who have tickets to the northern cities of Lamphun and Chiang Mai today are advised to refund their tickets at Bangkok station.

Maintenance of the rail line and the cleaning of the leaked oil could take over six hours.

5 Jan 2016
12:07 pm

Ten workers were injured, two seriously when a crane collapsed on them at a construction site in front of the Portuguese Village and adjacent to Wat Pananchoeng temple in Ayutthaya province.

24 Dec 2015
12:20 pm

A ranger was injured after a roadside bomb was detonated by southern militants as a unit of rangers was on a foot patrol to give protection to teachers this morning in Sungai Bodi district of Narathiwat province.

The home made bomb was detonated by radio transmitter.

Meanwhile in adjacent Ra-nge district, a villager was shot dead at a masjid.

Troops were inspecting the scene at noon today.

24 Dec 2015
11:11 am

The Samui Provincial Court today sentenced two Myanmar migrants to death after ruling them guilty of murdering two British backpackers in Koh Tao island of Surat Thani.

The parents of the two convicts burst into tears after hearing the death verdict read before the two convicts at their presence and representatives of the Myanmar and British embassies.

Lawyers said they would appeal the death sentence.

22 Dec 2015
12:24 pm

The Royal Thai Air Force and the Malaysian Air Force will fly 13 Malaysian tourists who died in the bus crash in Chiang Mai’s Doi Saket district Sunday night and their relatives back home today on two C130 transport planes.

Forensic autopsies of all the victims have been completed, Thai authorities said.

Those slightly injured and were discharged from hospitals can also return home on the two flights, while those injured seriously will remain at Thai hospitals until they recover fully and could return, authorities added.

21 Dec 2015
12:24 pm

Thirteen Malaysian tourists and one Thai guide were killed when a tour bus they were travelling in collided head on with a sedan on Highway 118 in Doi Saket district of Chiang Mai last night.

12 others who included Malaysians and Thais were also injured.