An airline employee escaped injury when his liquid petroleum gas-powered sedan exploded in Bang Saray.
It took firefighters about 30 minutes to extinguish the flames that fully engulfed the Volvo on Sukhumvit Road near the Department of Naval Education Oct. 18.
Driver Udomsak Gongsaensri told police he bought the car used from a friend. A couple days ago he had it serviced for a fuel leak. Apparently, the shop didn’t do the job, because, as he was driving, smoke began coming out from under the hood and then a small explosion saw flames engulf the whole vehicle.
Airline worker Udomsak Gongsaensri was lucky to escape with his life when his LPG powered Volvo exploded in a fireball.
Two alleged gang members were arrested in Sattahip for pretending to be hurt in a motorbike crash then robbing a man who came to help them.
Duthi Pakalo, 19, and Klisada Hadrai, 22, were taken into custody Oct. 22 along with a fake gun and the Honda Wave they allegedly used in their crime. Sawat Boonruam, 24, also was arrested for possession of an unlicensed 38-caliber handgun.
The neighborhood alert went up when Plutaluang residents spotted three crocodiles in a local canal.
The crocs were spotted in the drainage canal that runs from the Plutaluang Golf Course to the sea. Local fishermen said that the reptiles were spotted near the tunnel that runs under the road, which is approximately 1 meter wide. They swam and hid themselves in the tunnel after being spotted and didn’t show up again.
In the wake a string of high-profile brawls between vocational school students, the Royal Thai Navy drafted about 100 Bangkok-area college students into a month-long camp aimed at teaching them discipline, morals and ethics.
The Royal Thai Navy opened the Koh Khram Underwater Park to increase understanding of Sattahip Bay’s marine ecosystem.
Capt. Samrerng Chanso, deputy chief of staff Region 1, presided over the Oct. 15 dedication ceremony.
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden added to its stable of elephants with the birth of two more calves.
Sattahip District Chief Phawat Lertmukda helped introduce the two female elephants born this month. Nine monks, led by Abbot Kasemkittisophon from Samak Heebanphod temple, recited the Chaiyamongkol incantation, sprinkled holy water and named the elephants Kaesorn and Mukhda.
Two Cambodian fishermen were arrested for allegedly killing a Thai colleague and injuring two others with metal bars.
Porn, 28, and Heng, 25, were taken into custody Oct. 9 following a brawl by four Cambodians and five Thais on drinking in Soi Thamwittaya in Moo 2 village of Sattahip. The other two Cambodians remain at large.
Police are trying to locate the mother of a 2-month-old infant abandoned in Sattahip.
Chalerm Saenrath, 68, found the baby on her doorstep on Rin Suanluang Chumpon road in Moo 2 village Sept 26. The child appeared healthy but was brought to Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center for a full checkup.
A suspected drug user died after crashing his motorbike trying to escape police in Sattahip.
Chalermchai Threetip, 27, died of a broken neck after hitting a tree in the Sept. 29 crash at the 164-kilometer marker on Sukhumvit Road.
Police found 50 grams of marijuana on the body and a wound that appeared to have been caused by a bullet.
Witnesses said they saw Chalermchai speeding from the direction of Pattaya headed to Bang Saray, where he lived. Police at a checkpoint put on sirens and the cyclist sped up. Trying to duck pursuing officers, he lost control and crashed.
Rear Adm. Susheep Hwangmaitree took over command of the Royal Thai Navy’s eastern region at a ceremony in Sattahip.
Vice Adm. Veeraphan Sukkon handed over the commander’s flag for Royal Thai Navy Region 1 Sept. 29 at the Sattahip Naval Base.