Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Fireworks Factory Explosion Kills 23 People, and More

Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from the last week, Monday, January 15th, to Sunday, January 21st, 2024.

They are not in any particular level of importance but are listed in the order of date of publication.

Let’s get started and see what the top stories were!
  1. Concerns have been raised about the behavior of two foreign tourists at Wat Chiang Man, a revered Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai, after they were observed sunbathing on the temple’s premises.

The Phra Nakhon District Office stated to the public regarding viral images of two foreign tourists in a bikini sunbathing at Sanam Luang, Bangkok, causing controversy on Thai social media.

Chiang Mai tourist police interviewed two tourists who sunbathed in swimwear in the old temple area in Chiang Mai on January 14th, causing controversy among Thai social media regarding appropriateness.

This story dominated Thai social media over the past week.

2. Husband’s False Confession Unveils Shocking Twist: Thai Teens Exposed in Brutal Assault and Murder of Mentally Ill Woman in Sa Kaeo.

The police discovered that Panya was not present at the crime scene and there were 5 teenagers aged ranging from 13 to 16 who committed the crimes.

3. Thai national media reported a fireworks factory explosion accident in Mueang, Suphanburi, causing 23 casualties and 6 injuries confirmed as of press time.

The fireworks factory had previously exploded on November 30th, 2022, causing 1 death and 4 injuries, reported Thai media.

4. Samae Dam police received an accident report of a crane sling snapping causing one death and one injury to construction workers on Rama 2 Road, Soi 72, Bang Khun Thian, Bangkok.

The two victims were mechatronics technicians.

5. A train driver has been pronounced dead at the scene after a train coming from Bangkok – Chiang Mai collided with a trailer truck in the Chum Saeng district.

Six other people had sustained injuries including the unidentified truck driver.

That’s all for this week, be safe!
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 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.