Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Men injured by bomb placed to protect bird’s nest operation

Men injured by bomb placed to protect bird’s nest operation

PHUKET: Two men have been seriously injured by an explosive device placed near the entrance to a cave used by a private bird’s nest operator on a small island in the northern reaches of Phang Nga Bay, east of Phuket.

crimeSafetypolicenatural-resourcesenvironment
By The Phuket News

Tuesday 19 March 2019, 02:06PM


The men, all fishermen from Krabi, landed on Koh Lao Pai* – just six kilometres off the northern tip of Koh Yao Noi – to collect orchids.

Two of the men suffered serious injuries in the blast. A third man with the group escaped serious injury.

Police were alerted to the incident yesterday evening (Mar 18), when Ao Nang Police along with rescue staff from the Krabi Pritakpracha Foundation were called to the Klong Kruat Pier in Tambon Khao Thong to receive one of the wounded men.

At the pier, the rescue workers provided first aid to a 38-year-old man, a resident of Moo 6, Khao Thong, who suffered blasted injuries to his right leg, his right arm was broken, injuries to his left shoulder, left ankle and wounds to his face.

The man, who was not named in initial reports, was taken to Krabi Hospital for further treatment.

Another man, 25 years old and whose name was also withheld, remained on the island, police were told.

Officers said they were coordinating with Phang Nga officials to recover the stranded injured man.

BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET

Police were told that the men went to the island in the morning to collect orchids.

In the afternoon the three of them were climbing a cliff near the mouth of a cave when one of them stepped on an object that exploded, causing the injuries.

Ao Nang Police said they have requested that Phang Nga Police inspect the area.

Officers believe that an explosive device was placed by people hired to protect the bird’s nest operation from poachers.

Officers assured that they will continue their investigation into the incident.


* Ao Nang Police Chief Col Chaowarit Petchsripia later confirmed the island where the incident took place as Koh Lao Pai, not Koh Lao Dua, which is only 2.5km away, as originally reported by rescue workers.

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.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Royal Rainmakers show Phuket’s reservoirs from the sky, to continue efforts

The estimated little to moderate rainfall over Phuket is just West Monsoon rainfall. It is the wet s...(Read More)


Royal Rainmakers show Phuket’s reservoirs from the sky, to continue efforts

That whole rain-making attempt above Phuket is a big joke. 1: The air above Phuket is to 'salty...(Read More)


Home where doomed ‘pretty’ partied in spotlight

What actually is the role of 'product presenters' ( pretty boys and girls) on private partie...(Read More)


Home where doomed ‘pretty’ partied in spotlight

The product presenters, 'friends' of the lady who was found dead in lobby, looked happy and ...(Read More)


Lilly, Thailand's Greta Thunberg, wages ‘war’ on plastic

US citizens were just as slovenly as Thais are now. Without a concerted, effective education and ad ...(Read More)


Phuket cleanup unveils tale of two beaches

Why hasn’t Surin beach been cleaned up. It’s a disgrace and what happened to redeveloping and ...(Read More)


Phuket to hold mass cycling event to mark World Car Free Day

..due to illegal thai farmers fires. Even Chiang Mai Airport has to be closed sometimes due to thick...(Read More)


Phuket to hold mass cycling event to mark World Car Free Day

Sumatra, S'pore. Malaysia, southern Thai provinces suffer under a thick layer of SMOG due to far...(Read More)


Phuket water-supply pipeline from Phang Nga approved by Cabinet

Looks like the expert on everything can't decide for what year he want to predict a start for th...(Read More)


Woman killed as Phuket truck slams motorbike, brake failure blamed

how can you wear a black motorbike [black motorbike helmet - stupid mistake now fixed - thank you fo...(Read More)