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  • Eight injured as pickup truck flipped in Bang Lamung

    Eight people have sustained injuries after a pickup truck flipped in Pattaya yesterday.

    Emergency responders rushed to the scene yesterday morning on Motorway Sai 7 Road.

    The damaged pickup truck was found on the road. Eight injured parties were taken to Bang Lamung Hospital.

    The pickup truck driver Sombat Saelee said he and workers were going to a construction site in Pattaya.

    He was avoiding a collision with another car when the pickup truck lost control and was flipped over as a result. However, police are continuing their investigation to find the cause of the accident.

    This comes only a short period of time after an accident with an overloaded pickup truck in Samut Prakan killed 13 young students instantly and several more died in a local hospital. As a result of the incident, the government and road safety organizations were warning against riding in the back of trucks.

    It is technically illegal to ride in the back of a truck but generally not enforced. The government under the junta attempted to enforce the law in 2016 and were met with major backlash from rural families who have no other form of transportation.

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  • Pattaya Club Raided

    Pattaya club raided by Police and district officials in Chon Buri in the early hours of Monday and found 36 customers testing positive to drug use.

     

    Pichet Thammahone, assistant Bang Lamung district chief, led the raid on JT Club Karaoke in Tambon Nong Plue, Pattaya, at 3.30am.

    The officials found 150 customers dancing, even though the legal closing time is 2am.

    They also found that 70 of them were under 20 years old, the legal age for going to pubs and clubs. Of the 70, seven were under 16 – two boys and five girls.

    More than half – 36 – tested positive to drugs and of those, 31 were under 20. A small bag of ketamine, a medication that induces a trance-like state, was also found on the floor.

    The club manager, Praewprao McCulloch, was arrested and charged with violating opening hours, selling alcohol after licence hours, allowing underage people to enter an entertainment venue, selling alcohol to underage people, and allowing drugs to be used in a venue under her responsibility.

    The 36 patrons were also arrested for abusing drugs and will be sent for mandatory rehabilitation.

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