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BANGKOK 19 March 2019 02:20
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Locust trader "cooked to a cinder" as high power electric cable comes loose at Cha-Am beach

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4 hours ago, tifino said:

below those power lines was probably 'her' spot, to catch the bugs, as they fall from the biggest bug zapper in town! 

Karma .... it is what it is. When it is time to go, it is time to go. 

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1 hour ago, Thaidream said:

What a sad commentary=  an innocent person dead due to the absolute carelessness of someone.  The deceased's family should be paid millions  and this incident should never happen in the 21st Century.

 

How many times have we read about transformers that blow up; electrical wires hanging so low that a pedestrian can touch them;  no grounding of electricity and people electrocuted.  in their homes.

 

It will continue until the authorities take some responsibility and vow to fix a system that so callously ignores human death.

 

Rest In Peace.

Quite right, these sort of things should never happen these days, but here in Thailand they do and is not surprising looking at the state of the overhead lines and the wiring here.

 

I think it was around 2004 when I was having a drink at the top end of Bangla and a couple of electricity workers were ferreting around up one of the main power poles and all of a sudden there was a lot of screaming, so I popped my head out of the tea room I was in to have a look what was going on and there was a Thai guy hanging between two overhead lines, with smoke pouring out of him, was definitely a dead un unfortunately.

 

Things don't seem to have changed that much since then and just metres away from where I stay, the transformers/pole fuses/insulators regularly explode with a deafening bang and a huge puff of smoke and of course a blackout.

 

Add to that the fact that fairly large cement trucks have a habit of pulling down the low hanging lower voltage wires, but a 230 V hanging wire can still cause death. And has anything being done about the situation........absolutely nothing and even more low hanging wires are strung up on these poles whilst the high-voltage stuff above them continues collecting dirt, dust and bird crap and the transformers and pole fuses remain overloaded. 

 

As for the term preventive maintenance...........about as popular as a ham sandwich in a synagogue. 

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But, post 27, it's a forum of old people,
as snarling and mean as each other.
When you know that in HUA HIN, a third retirement home is going to be built.
And to say that many advocate "living together"
by wanting to welcome migrants who have neither their color nor our way of behaving.

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7 hours ago, wgdanson said:

It doesn't work like that. Once your'e gone.....your'e gone.

Oh you cynic  :)

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5 hours ago, Thaidream said:

What a sad commentary=  an innocent person dead due to the absolute carelessness of someone.  The deceased's family should be paid millions  and this incident should never happen in the 21st Century.

 

How many times have we read about transformers that blow up; electrical wires hanging so low that a pedestrian can touch them;  no grounding of electricity and people electrocuted.  in their homes.

 

It will continue until the authorities take some responsibility and vow to fix a system that so callously ignores human death.

 

Rest In Peace.

What a buzz

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This is the one know about today, how many people all over Thailand die each year because of the state of the electricity wires, some on the ground , some hanging down and poor and shoddy workpersonship in general.

 

Not to mention those who are almost strangled as they hang so low everywhere.

 

 

 

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A woman has died a horrible death and some creatures find it an opportunity for amusement. They are as pathetic as the lack of safety in this confusing land.

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5 hours ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

I've been thinking for a while now what a waste of time it is reading about 80 per cent of the comments on this site, comments that add absolutely nothing constructive or interesting to the subject. Now might be a good time to stop, and just read the articles.

Only 80 ? 

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5 hours ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

I've been thinking for a while now what a waste of time it is reading about 80 per cent of the comments on this site, comments that add absolutely nothing constructive or interesting to the subject. Now might be a good time to stop, and just read the articles.

Nobody is forcing you to read the comments. So just read the article and move on.

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Some callous troll posts and the offensive replies have been removed.

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16 hours ago, Bundooman said:

So where is Ian Fleming now, then?

Got caught in the last 'Skyfall.'

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16 hours ago, Bundooman said:

So where is Ian Fleming now, then?

This could be Ian, phlegming.

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