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, November 14th, 2022, to Sunday, November 20th, 2022.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- A 60-year-old Russian tourist drowned at Karon Beach in Phuket while on holiday with his wife. His wife said they went into the sea together before she came up onto the beach. She went back to the water again before she saw her husband floating in the water.
- The Patong Police set up checkpoints on both ends of Bangla Road to prevent illegal drugs and crimes.
Police checked every person who entered and exited the Bangla road. The target search was for knives, guns and other weapons, illegal drugs, wanted suspects, and for tourists’ safety.
The rain hit many parts of Phuket just in a short period of time.
The rain hit Patong area including the Kuan Yang area on the Patong Hill for just about half an hour around 1PM before the flash flood came down from the top of the hill.
Mr. Srinuan told police he bought the lottery tickets at a lottery shop opposite the Thalang Police Station three days before. He is very glad for his good luck.
That is all for this week, as always thanks for your support!