UPDATE: Soil on Patong Hill tested to consider if pedestrians can walk

Phuket –

Landslide experts from the Highway Department are testing how strong the soil is on Patong Hill before considering to allow pedestrians to walk across it.

Our previous stories:

The Patong road will be ready to use after temporary repair work which will take seven days and work will be started after the current rain stops.

Now the update:

This morning (October 21st) the landslide experts used a machine to dig the road near the landslide area on Patong Hill. The machine dug down two meters deep in four points around the landslide area.

Soil and rock samples will be analysed to see how strong it is before any consideration to let pedestrians walk over the hill which will take about three days.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.