Hello, Phuket Express Readers and Supporters!
The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of Phuket, from the past week. The number of stories differs from week to week.
These are chosen and curated by our editorial team and are designed for our readers to get a quick “catch-up” of important stories they may have missed. We publish many stories daily and it is easy to lose track of important events or changes in our area. We do national recaps in a separate article, this is only the top local stories in the Phuket province.
They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Monday, October 31st, 2022, to Sunday, November 6th, 2022.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- A huge, rare, Bryde’s whale was found dead at the Racha Island off of the Rawai sub-district, Mueang Phuket district.It was identified as a female Bryde’s whale at least 13 meters long. The whale had been dead for at least a month.
- A plastic cup was found inside the dead Bryde’s whale in Rawai, Phuket.
The whale had severe decomposition and its cause of death is still unclear.
- Flash floods hits Phuket last night after a short period of heavy rain causing chaos and damage.
Many residents who lived in houses and apartments were unable to move their cars before the flood.
The CCTV footage was later shown that the big bike which was driving at high speed crashed into the moving smaller motorbike and the parked taxi car.
The Phuket Governor Naroong Woonciew has ordered to allow sedans, pickup trucks and minivans (small vehicles) to use the damaged Patong Hill but only one lane from Patong to Kathu since November 4th, 2022.
That is all for this week, as always thanks for your support!