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.
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.
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.