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The Phuket City stage collapse tonight that killed one person and injured a second person. For more photos, check the Phang Nga photo album by Anothai Ngandee and go on to tonight's Phuket photos

Phuket Wind Gust Kills One, Injures Another in Stage Collapse: Wild Weather Rips Region

Monday, June 17, 2013
UPDATING All Day, Every Day

PHUKET: Wild winds toppled part of the structure supporting the stage at Saphan Hin public park in Phuket City tonight, killing one person and injuring a second person.

The death occurred on the final night of the Phuket Prison Fair, at which furniture and other goods from jails across the south of Thailand are on sale.

Phuketwan carried a report earlier today warning of severe winds that ripped Phang Nga, tearing the roofs off at least 20 homes around Phang Nga Town.

The structure around the stage on Phuket toppled about 7.40pm on the final night of the fair.

Officials at the Phuket-based Southern Meteorological Centre (West Coast) were forecasting gusts of up to 60kmh and warning small boats to stay ashore tomorrow.

Predictions give Phuket a 60 percent chance of rain over the next few days. The weather is expected to worsen on Friday and Saturday.

So far Phuketwan is the only English-language news outlet to report the dangers posed by the severe weather and to record tonight's death.

Original Report

PHUKET: Ferocious gusts that whipped the roofs from houses in Phang Nga today are expected to sweep Phuket and the region today and tomorrow.

The Phuket-based Southern Meteorological Centre (West Coast) is forecasting gusts of up to 60kmh and warning small boats to stay ashore.

At least 20 homes in Phang Nga were wrecked today.

Predictions give Phuket a 60 percent chance of rain over the next few days as monsoon weather continues.

The weather is expected to worsen on friday and Saturday.

Most severe damage today occurred around Phang Nga Town.

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So the boat captains will be taking to sea as usual then!!

Posted by Mister Ree on June 17, 2013 19:46

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About time you updated your news..!!

Posted by Joe on June 18, 2013 05:55

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Posted by md.,Eliyas on June 19, 2013 12:12


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