Category Archives: Udon Thani News

Warning of flooding in 36 provinces

The Department Disaster Prevention and Mitigation on Friday (July 28) warned people in 36 provinces across the country to brace for flooding and mud slides as a result of heavy rain which will continue until Sunday.

The 36 provinces vulnerable to flash flood, overflowing rivers or mud slide are as follows:

  • Seven provinces in the North: Mae Hong Son, Uttradit, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Kamphaeng Phet, Phichit and Phetchabun.
  • Eighteen northeastern provinces: Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Bung Karn, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Khon Kaen, Kalasin, Chaiyaphum, Maha Sarakham, Roi Et, Yasothon, Amnart Charoen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani.
  • Five central provinces: Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chainat, Lop Buri and Saraburi.
  • Three eastern provinces: Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat
  • Three southern provinces: Prachuab Khiri Khan, Chumphon and Ranong.

The department reported that during July 5-27, over 1,400 villages in 37 provinces were flooded but the situation has eased in 21 provinces.

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/warning-flooding-36-provinces/

Fishing Udon Thani

Catch Report From Lek’s Fishing Park Udon Thani – Advertisement

John is over from the UK on holiday but at the same time writing a new Thailand fishing park guide, he had a cracking 3 days at our lake with 14 different fish species landed and about 50 fish in total.. not bad going considering the temperamental weather conditions now the rain season has kicked in..

we also have nice comfy sala to fish from which is pretty much girlfriend / wife proof with comfy loungers, wifi, plug sockets, fans, mini bar and Esaan / Thai food on hand.. also pony rides for any little ones so you can be left in peace fishing .. 

Udon Thani Car Accident – Dutchman and Thai woman killed

The two wrecked cars sit on the Ban Dung-Nong Han Road in Udon Thani’s Thung Fon district on Thursday night following a fatal crash in which a Dutchman and a Thai woman were killed and four other people, including two children, badly hurt. (Photo taken from Udon Thani highway police’s rescue Facebook page, Nong Han service venue)

UDON THANI – A Dutchman and a Thai woman were killed and four other people, including two children, seriously injured when two cars crashed head-on in Thung Fon district on Thursday night.

The fatal crash happened on Ban Dung-Nong Han Road in tambon Na Chumsaeng at Lhao Wicha village  around 7.40pm, Thai media reported.

Police and rescue workers arrived to find the two wrecked vehicles still on the road – a Honda Civic sedan with Udon Thani licence plates and a Toyota Camry with Khon Kaen registration.

A 61-year-old foreign man, the driver of the Camry, was dead and his body trapped in the vehicle’s wreckage. Police said he was from Holland.

A woman, identified as Chalanda Khaonakhae, 32, was dead in the front passenger seat of the Civic. The driver and three other passengers, including two children, were badly hurt. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital.

Witnesses told police the Camry was heading towards Nong Han district of this northeastern province, while the Honda, with five people on board, was travelling from Nong Han to Ban Dung. The two vehicles collided head-on at a curve.

Police were investigating. The dead man’s family was being informed.

Source: http://www.bangkokpost.com/

Illegally Imported audio products raided in Udon Thani

UDON THANI: — Police yesterday raided a shop and warehouse in downtown Udon Thani where they discovered 10 million baht worth of illegally imported audio merchandise.

Acting on a warrant from the local court Region 4 police, a lawyer and a company representative from France seized the goods with brand names such as JBL, DBX and Shure, reported Sanook.

The premises were on the Udorn Dusadee Road in Muang district.

The products – 950 items in all – were believed headed for Bangkok and had been imported from China.

One arrest was made though no one was named in the Sanook article.

Source: Sanook