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, December 26th, 2022, to Sunday, ๋January 1st, 2023.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- A foreign man has been rescued near Racha Island in Phuket. He claimed he was holding onto an oil tank and floating in the sea for 13 days.
It was not immediately clear how he had ended up adrift at sea, to begin with.
In total, 45 nationalities of victims are listed on the wall and their bodies were buried behind the wall in a graveyard.
It was unclear why they had overstayed their visas.
The 35-year-old American man, only identified by his first name of Jason, who died after jumping from the third floor of the Phuket International Airport suffered from depression and financial problems.
If you or someone you know is feeling depressed please reach out for help. The Phuket Express suggests the Samaritans of Thailand which can be reached here: https://www.facebook.com/Samaritans.Thailand/
Their bodies were taken back to the land for further identification and investigation.
That’s all for this week, as always thanks for your support!