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News for Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Passenger boat capsizes in reservoir, 1 dead, 4 missing

21 January 2020 - 05:26 am

UTTARADIT: A woman was confirmed drowned and four other people were missing after a passenger boat hit a stump and capsized in the reservoir at Sirikit dam in Tha Pla district on Monday morning, police said.

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Chao Phraya dam water critically low

21 January 2020 - 05:25 am

CHAI NAT: The water in the Chao Phraya dam reservoir in Sapphaya district is at a critically low level due to the unrelenting and spreading drought, and the rate of discharge is again being reduced. As of Monday morning, the water level on the northern side of the dam was at only 13.45 metres, below the standard retention level of 16.50m.

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More smog in Bangkok, elsewhere

21 January 2020 - 05:24 am

Smog levels have worsened in Bangkok with high pollution readings in 34 out of Bangkok's 50 districts, and the worst in Phra Nakhon, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration reported Monday morning. BMA permanent secretary Silapasuay Raweesangsoon said the levels of particulate matter 2.5 micrometres and less in diameter (PM2.5) ranged from 50 to 89 microgrammes per cubic metre of air in the 24 hours to 7am. The governmen-set safe threshold is 50mcg.

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Neck-high cable sweeps sight-seeing tourists off motorcycle

21 January 2020 - 05:23 am

KANCHANABURI: Two women tourists sightseeing on a motorbike were injured when they ran into a telecom cable hanging at neck-level across a road on Sunday. The incident occurred on Kanchanaburi-Dan Ma Kham Tia road in front of a petrol station in tambon Ko Samrong.

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Meditating monk dies in cave fall

21 January 2020 - 05:22 am

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A monk was found dead at the base of a long slope inside Tham Takfa cave in Phrom Khiri district of this southern province on Sunday. The monk was visiting adjacent Wat Khao Khun Phanom, a hillside temple, to practice meditation in Tham Takfa cave, which is highly revered by people in Nakhon Si Thammarat and nearby provinces.

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Nine hospitals face water shortages

21 January 2020 - 05:21 am

Nine hospitals in Surin and Chaiyaphum provinces in the northeastern region are at risk of facing severe water shortages as the drought intensifies, Health Ministry spokesman Rungrueng Kitphati says. Prasart Hospital in Surin has seen its water storage run low. In Chaiyaphum province, the eight hospitals at risk are Phakdi Chumphon, Kaset Sombun, Nong Bua Daeng, Sap Yai, Phu Khiao, Thep Sathit, Khon San, and Ban Thaen.

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Drug cases top last year's court records

21 January 2020 - 05:20 am

Almost 2 million legal cases were filed in the courts last year, with drug-related cases topping the list of court proceedings compiled by the Office of the Courts of Justice (COJ). According to a report released by COJ yesterday, a total of 1,963,771 cases were filed in the courts in 2019 -- an increase of 6,206 cases on the previous year's figures.

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Man quizzed over gold heist

21 January 2020 - 05:19 am

Police investigators are questioning a man in relation to the Aurora gold shop heist in Lop Buri, said national police chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda on Sunday. At a media briefing on progress into the case, Pol Gen Chakthip said he was informed by his deputy, Pol Gen Chaiwat Kateworachai, that a man who resembles the robber was being questioned in Nong Khai.

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'Run to Oust Uncle' activist vows to fight on

21 January 2020 - 05:18 am

Tanawat Wongchai faces a police summons but says the rally was legal and more activities are planned

Unfazed by legal pressure from authorities, Tanawat Wongchai, one of the organisers of the anti-regime "Wing Lai Lung" (Run to Oust Uncle) running event on Jan 12, says he will press ahead with such activities until he achieves his aim.

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Outdoor sex romp sparks police probe

21 January 2020 - 05:17 am

The police are searching for a pair of lovers who engaged in sex outdoors at a university in the Bang Khen area. The cops suspect the act was filmed by a foreign producer so the content could be sold to porn website subscribers and members of secret chat groups.

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