The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Crane tower on trailer truck brings down Phuket power poles, six vehicles damaged

PHUKET: A crane tower being transferred by trailer truck brought down five power poles in Kathu on Saturday damaging six vehicles and leaving local residents without electricity, telephone and internet supplies for several hours.

accidents, crime, transport, police,


Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 26 March 2018, 12:00PM


The driver of the truck told police that he did not realise he had brought the power poles down.

Kathu Police were informed of an incident near the Ketho Community Health Office in Kathu at 3:40pm on Saturday (Mar 24) where it was reported a trailer truck carrying a crane tower had brought down electricity pylons after getting the tower caught in overhead cables.

Police were advised that the driver and truck were no longer at the scene.
Capt Sawanya Eiatrong of the Kathu Police, who had been told the truck was then heading in the direction of Phuket Town, called on other officers around the area to block the trailer truck should it be seen.

Capt Sawanya along with officials from Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) Kathu office and Kathu Municipality Public Work Division arrived at the scene to find five power poles pulled down.

A minivan and Ford Fiesta had sustained serious damaged as two of the poles had fallen straight on top of them. Four other vehicles had sustained slight damaged. No injures were reported.

PEA officials were forced to cut the electricity supply in the area while repair were made to the poles and cables.

It was reported that the damage cost at least B500,000.

About 20 minutes after the incident patrol police managed to trace the trailer truck which had been left near the Macro Store in Wichit, three kilometres from the incident scene. The driver, Kiangkrai Nagoen, 41, was found nearby while trying to escape from police.

The trailer truck was carrying a crane tower emblazoned with ‘Phuket 89 Service’.

Both the truck and driver were taken to Kathu Police Station for further investigation.

Kiangkrai told police he was heading from Kathu Intersection (Mum Mung Lung Pub and restaurant) to Phuket Town. However, he told police that he did not realise the power poles had been taken down by his vehicle.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:

Comments Left: Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail: (No Hotmail, Live, MSN and Outlook accepted at this time)
Security:
   => Forget password?

Kurt | 26 March 2018 - 15:25:05

Ooh Boys, do more about skipping power poles and put more cables underground.
50% what is hanging in the air between these poles is dead spaghetti anyway. 
Get rid of it, make money by selling the metal of the dead wires.
Good for environment as well.

Funny, so much of the time just dumb lying after 'happenings'.

The Phuket News

malczx7r | 26 March 2018 - 12:32:23

Of course, if you didn't realise you'd caused road chaos then you'd hide from the police for what other reason?? Not my fault, the power poles fell on their own. slippery power poles???

The Phuket News
Matches 2 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Pattaya official thinks garbage figures are rubbish

Are the Pattaya office tiger Officials paralyzed? Why they not themselves daily double check on weighting? Why, for what is a Pattaya City job, they...(Read More)


Thai Navy commander in Phuket as air fighters, weapons firing mark exercise

It's now a helicopter carrier, built in Spain, commissioned in 1997. Just carry 6 helicopters only. No functioning anti-aircraft defense system. ...(Read More)


Woman loses leg in Phuket road accident

God bless. may she make a good recovery. So sad everytime a young person is hurt or killed by the bloody stupid driving here on Phuket. Another life r...(Read More)


Woman loses leg in Phuket road accident

Look on the pics, that the car is standing of the road. The driver cant move the pick up around with a Joy hanging on to rear bumper....(Read More)


Woman loses leg in Phuket road accident

I was at the scene. ms. Joy, was travelling with more than 90 km an hour. Her boyfriend was just coming after her in the speed, but luckily he had mo...(Read More)


Woman loses leg in Phuket road accident

I cant count the fatal accidents i see with my own eyes in the past 20 years I am living in Phuket. With 20 to 21.000 DEAD People in Road accidents ...(Read More)


Woman loses leg in Phuket road accident

Rather sad for Joy, but I cannot understand how she could hit the back of the pickup if he was making a right hand turn. Would happen if he was making...(Read More)


Woman loses leg in Phuket road accident

If this was happening at 'junction' Chaofa West rd/entrance Tesco Lotus, that is really a dangerous adventure to turn in and out over there A...(Read More)



Phuket shopping mall clothes shop gutted by fire

If you read the article it states, "...police believe that the fire was caused by an electrical short circuit."...(Read More)

The Phuket News
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2018 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.