Freak storm wrecks havoc in Thanyaburi district of Pathum Thani

Four people sustained minor injuries, five cars were damaged by 11 power poles which were pulled down by a freak storm which hit Thanyaburi district of Pathum Thani on Wednesday afternoon (March 7).

The collapse of the power poles along the Rangsit-Nakhon Nayok road in Village 3 of Thanyaburi district forced officials of the provincial electricity authority to cut off the electricity supply before they could remove the fallen power poles from the road with the use of heavy machinery.

Traffic on the road came to halt and the bumper-to-bumper traffic congestion extended as far as about ten kilometres while workers were trying to move the fallen power poles out of the road.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Thai Meteorological Department issued a warning of freak storm during today until Friday in most parts of the country, with the possibility of hailstorm in some parts.

People were warned to stay clear of huge billboards and not to stand in open space or under big trees.