A Rayong couple with an infant were rescued after being trapped inside an elevator for over an hour.
Piyachat Raruenrom, 29, her husband Tassanai Ngamsangiam, 29, and their infant daughter were unhurt in the Oct. 16 incident at the Hub de Leaf at Rayong Condominium in Nernpra.
Auk Pansaa, the end of Buddhist Lent, in theory signals the end of the rainy season in Thailand. This cannot come too soon for some families in the region, as shown by this mother and child, smiling in the face of adversity from the steps of their flooded home in Prachinburi, waiting patiently for relief aid from local authorities.
Four people were hurt when a sailor fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed into two cars in Sattahip.
A teenage truck driver has been arrested for allegedly stealing tires from his Rayong employer.
Chonchit Lakornpol, 18, was hauled into the Phe Police Station Oct. 12 by his boss, Samrid Chinnarach, 58, owner of Chinnarach CRN Transport Co.
A man who was high on drugs somehow thought it was a good idea to donate methamphetamines to Sattahip officials trying to raise money for flood relief.
Flooding that began in mid-September has killed 61 people and affected 3.6 million people across Thailand.
Rayong officials have determined that no environmental damage resulted from the breach of a disused wastewater-treatment reservoir at a Ban Khai paper mill.
Sattahip officials set up a temporary flood-relief center to collect donated food and other emergency supplies.
Mayor Phawat Lertmukda, village chief Radjai Banthitsilp, police and other officials assembled Oct. 11-14 in front of Thep Prasath Ban Tao Than Temple to accept donated rice, dried food and relief supplies to be distributed to flood victims.
The donated items were passed out to needy families Oct. 15.
Sattahip officials have collected donated food and other emergency supplies to distribute to flood victims.
A Vietnamese man illegally in Thailand was pulled from Rayong Bay, pale and hungry, but otherwise unhurt.
The unidentified man was rescued by a crab-fishing boat Oct. 12 and then dropped at the IRPC Co. pier in Rayong. Employee Wijit Saengmekh, 58, gave the man clothes, food and water, then called police. Officers could not communicate, however, and he was turned over to the Immigration Department.
A Pattaya recycling center owner was injured when he apparently fell asleep before crashing his car into a ditch in Sattahip.
Ten Cambodian and Burmese laborers were captured when Sattahip officials swooped down on a Najomtien construction site.
Mayor Phawat Lertmukda led police and volunteers on the raid of the Pure Condominium site Sept. 25, arresting construction foreman Thewthong Makim, 34, and rounding up seven Cambodians and three Burmese. Another 20 suspected illegals managed to escape.
Police also drug tested 42 Thais on site and the 10 aliens. All passed.
Police round up illegal aliens at a construction site in Najomtien.