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Phuket tourists flee as power cables catch fire

PHUKET: Power cables ablaze overhead on a busy road in Kata sent tourists scurrying for cover yesterday evening (Feb 19).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 20 February 2017, 03:02PM


The fire broke out on the small road linking Kata Beach with Kata Noi Beach at about 6:30pm.

As the fire started to spread along the cables over the street, some people attempted took douse the flames with small fire extinguishers, but to no avail.

Karon Police soon arrived and blocked the road and firefighters from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Karon office also soon arrived.

While firefighters were trying to extinguish the fire, a small transformer over the road exploded, showering sparks down onto the road.

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Firefighters too took about 20 minutes to bring the fire under control.

There was no injures reported from the incident.

Karon Police told The Phuket News they were still investigating the cause of fire.

 

 

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yvonne | 20 February 2017 - 22:37:08

All those wires like birds nests and spaghetti hanging everywhere are mindboggling. Surprised that  SERIOUS fires have not broken out before or have they? More AND more added all the time, needs urgent attention before large  parts of Phuket go up in flames and spreads to buildings,hotels,markets and many deaths and major disasters. . Also in other parts of Thailand.

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