Heavily hit by the flood was Thepkasatri road, particularly at Satri Phuket School and Sam Kong intersections. Thai Airways International flight TG 204, which was scheduled to depart Phuket at 10.55am, was delayed for about half an hour waiting for passengers.
A new political party has formed for the first time since Turkmenistan won its independence in 1991. The nominal opposition unlikely poses any challenge to the authoritarian rule of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov.
He may have spent more time than he cared for in hospital in recent months but the Duke of Edinburgh showed he had lost none of his irrepressible spirit as he was discharged yesterday from his latest spell under medical care.
At Prachatai, there is an update on the case of Thitinant Kaewchantranont (the report is also available as: ตร.ยันหญิงก่อเหตุหมิ่นฯ ยังถูกอายัดตัว แพทย์เผยเป็นโรคจิตจริง เสนอความเห็น พนง.สืบสวนพรุ่......
police were still waiting for DNA test results to help identify the other three bodies. Those are believed to be those of two Thai women and a French man. At least 11 people were also injured in the fire.
Onlookers gather on a street outside the Tiger Disco after the fire were put off on the resort island of Phuket, southern Thailand on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. Four people died when an early morning fire swept through the nightclub frequented by foreign tourists, police said. (AP Photo)