THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Dangling wires suspected as cause of pickup engine blaze in Phuket

PHUKET: A Krabi-registered pickup was found on fire in front of PPAO Baan Nabon School on Chao Fa East Rd on Friday afternoon (Oct 20).


By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 21 October 2017, 01:03PM


Capt Jarat Leampan of Wichit Police was notified about the incident at 4.30 pm and arrived at the scene shortly after.

The owner of the car, Mr Thongpha Leela, 48, from Chalong, told the police that at about 4 pm he drove to the school to take his kid back home. Mr Thongpha parked his vehicle next to a power pole on the side of the road and walked into the school building. The man had no idea that his pickup caught fire until it was announced through speakerphones.

Having heard the announcement, Mr Thongpha rushed outside and found the bonnet of his light blue Isuzu engulfed in flames and a team of firefighters from Wichit Municipality fighting hard to extinguish the blaze. By the time they finished the pickup's engine was completely destroyed by fire.

BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET

“We believe the fire was caused by a wire dangling from the pole. It could have created a spark and ignite the engine, which is now completely destroyed. We will proceed with our investigation, including checking CCTV records,” Capt Jarat said.

Mr Thongpha added that he noticed some wires while he was parking but thought nothing of it at the time.

 

 

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:
Security:

Kurt | 22 October 2017 - 19:02:37

Hahahaha, Let's hope for the car owner that with the help of the 'very analytical believe report' of the RTP, he and his insurance can claim a new car from the Phuket Electricity Company which lets wires dangling.  :-)
Question: were the wires 'on' or 'off', electrical wise ?
Funny case, very entertaining.

Timothy | 22 October 2017 - 09:05:00

Another fine example of the local's idea of proper parking in Phuket. He left his truck half way out on the street long enough for it to catch fire and the fire department to show up. 

Rorri_2 | 21 October 2017 - 17:05:59

Where do these Thai police get there qualifications.."We believe the fire was caused by a wire dangling from the pole" what utter rubbish, even lightning doesn't normally cause a car to ignite, possibly trained at the same school as the Naval "experts" who didn't know what a torpedo looked like.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Thailand tourist arrivals still climbing

Confusing. Tourist numbers are climbing? Yet the last article right before this one is about visa fe...(Read More)


Raikkonen wins thriller to put Hamilton championship on hold

Is F1 real racing? In almost every race, the top finish at the finish are in the same position they...(Read More)


Man blames slippery road for near-bridge crash

Funny. Maybe, just maybe, ne was driving too fast for the conditions....(Read More)


Phuket Robinson launches ‘Lingerie Sharing” project

Haven't you woken up to the fact that it's an advertising gimmick....(Read More)


American tourist in ICU after Krabi rock climbing fall

Absolutely. Scenarios differ. One is an accident the other recklessness. If idiots choose not obey s...(Read More)


Phuket Robinson launches ‘Lingerie Sharing” project

Point is: Women in prisons have not the freedom to take care there own health. Once they check in i...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: A question of faith

Well said, as most of us intelligent people know.. however, some choose not to understand the origin...(Read More)


Suvarnabhumi’s new terminal designer set to sue

How can any bid even be accepted never mind win if it doesn't include a price? Also. Corrupti...(Read More)


Ministry backtracks on visa fee waiver plan

Visa waver,...YES.. Visa waver,...NO.. All on the same day. When they start all together thi...(Read More)


Nappy change: Dutch to turn diapers into furniture

A great recycling process. Recycling = making money/good business. When thai follow with recycling ...(Read More)


 

Melbourne Cup 2018