Thailand News

Earthquake Causes Damage in Thailand, Myanmar

A strong earthquake shook northern Thailand and Myanmar on Monday evening, and some light damage was reported. People were evacuated from the terminal of the main airport in Chiang Rai, a northern Thai city near the epicenter of the 6.0-magnitude …

11 Die in Thai Construction Accident

Police in Thailand say an accident at a construction site near Bangkok has killed at least 11 people and injured 18 others. Police Lieutenant Aphiwat Gaysorn says the accident Tuesday in Samut Prakarn province’s Bang Phli district occurred when a …

Superstore in Phuket, Thailand Goes Up in Flames

A massive fire ravaged a hypermarket-type store Wednesday night on Thailand’s southern resort island of Phuket, sending flames hundreds of feet into the air and forcing the evacuation of nearby residents. No casualties were immediately reported from the blaze, with …

16 Killed in Car Crash in Thailand’s Northeast

At least 16 people, most of them construction workers, were killed when a pickup truck crashed into a tree on a rural road in Thailand’s northeast on Monday, police said. The pickup truck was carrying a number of construction workers …

Indian Woman Killed in Thai Parasailing Accident

An Indian tourist celebrating her wedding anniversary was killed in a parasailing accident off Thailand’s coast, police said Thursday. Shilpi Agarwal, 36, and her husband had hired a speedboat to parasail Wednesday near Pattaya’s beach but it failed to launch, …

Thai Government Ordered to Clean Up Polluted Creek

A Thai court on Thursday ordered the government to clean up a lead-polluted creek and pay nearly $4 million in compensation to local villagers as part of a legal battle that lasted almost a decade. Over the past 15 years, …

Explosions Rock Fireworks Factory in Thailand

Explosions at a firework factory in Thailand have set off fires at its four warehouses and forced nearby residents to flee. Workers were not on duty at the factory when it started Tuesday evening. Police Lt. Col. Panachai Satthawut said …

Thai Opposition Wants More for Flood Relief

Thailand’s former prime minister added to growing criticism of his successor over her administration’s flood response, saying Wednesday that the government should postpone some promised populist measures to free up money for flood recovery. Abhisit Vejjajiva, whose party lost to …

Thai Flood Holdouts Complicate Relief Efforts

There’s no food left for sale anywhere near Thipawan Pipatkul’s house. In fact, there’s not much of her house left above the surface now that the fetid black waters have poured in. Yet, like thousands in Bangkok’s flood zones, she’s …

Thai PM Hopes Flood Drainage Can Be Sped Up

Thailand’s prime minister said Monday that she hopes the process of draining floodwater through Bangkok can be sped up now that peak high tides that saw the city’s main waterway rise to record levels have passed. Higher than normal tides …