Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Hualien’s Most Powerful Quake in 25 Years in Taiwan, and More

Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, Monday, April 1st, to Sunday, April 7th, 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. Thailand Weather Forecast: Scorching Heatwave Blankets Country, Temperatures Reach Record Highs.
The average temperature for April 2024 was expected to be higher than normal, and the total rainfall would be lower than usual, approximately 30 percent.

2. Taiwan Earthquake: Nine Dead, Over 1,000 Injured in Hualien’s Most Powerful Quake in 25 Years.
Taiwanese media reported that the magnitude 7.3 earthquake was Taiwan’s most powerful in 25 years, causing nine casualties and more than 1,011 injured. No Thai casualties or injuries were reported from the Thailand Trade and Economic Office (Taipei).

3. Thai Tourist Police Ensure Safety Measures for Songkran Festival 2024 with Hotline 1155 and “Tourist Police i lert u” App.
The Thai Tourist Police Bureau established a call center via hotline 1155 connected to other emergency services such as 191 and 1669 to receive urgent reports 24/7 in multiple languages for the Songkran Festival.

4. Massive Illegal Immigrant Raid in Kanchanaburi.
Mueang Kanchanaburi police officers inspected an abandoned house and found a group of more than 123 individuals illegally crossing the Thai border to seek jobs in Thailand.

5. Massive Drug Seizure in Northwest Thailand: Over 13 Million Meth Pills Seized in One Day.
Pha Mueang officers seized more than 13 million pills of amphetamine with an estimated value of 14.6 billion baht on the same day in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.

That’s all for this week, be safe!

This article originally appeared on our sister website The TPN National.

Kittisak Phalaharn
Kittisak has a passion for outgoings no matter how tough it will be, he will travel with an adventurous style. As for his interests in fantasy, detective genres in novels and sports science books are parts of his soul. He works for Pattaya News as the latest writer.