Six Power Poles Knocked Down in Karon During Heavy Rain, Several Drivers Narrowly Escape Injury


Six power poles were knocked down during heavy rain in Karon and a foreign motorbike rider and a minivan driver have narrowly escaped major injuries.

Our previous story:

Heavy rain in Patong has caused major flooding.

Our Update:

On Friday night (September 22nd) heavy rain caused a landslide along the Karon -Patong Road in Karon. Six power poles were brought down and blocked the road.

A minivan driver and a motorbike rider who were driving during the time of the incident suffered damage to their vehicles but narrowly avoided personal injury.

At 1:00 A.M. on Saturday (September 23rd), the six power poles were removed from the road before traffic was reopened again. The nearby area suffered an extended electricity outage during the work.

Goongnang Suksawat
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 five 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.