11 July 2024

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today.

Noru weakens to tropical depression as it heads west across Thailand

Tropical storm Noru has already weakened to a tropical depression, as it sweeps from the north-east through the central plains and north towards Myanmar. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department advised people in 64 provinces across the country to brace for heavy to very heavy rainfall, which may cause flash flooding and waterway overflows.

One killed and two injured as tree crushes truck during heavy rain in Si Sa Ket

One person died and two others were injured when a falling tree crushed their pick-up truck yesterday, during heavy rain in Si Sa Ket province, which was among many northeastern provinces affected by Tropical Storm Noru. The Department of Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said it is expecting more reports of damage from other provinces in the path of the storm.

Bangkok increases canal drainage ahead of greater influx from north and rain

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has been accelerating efforts to drain water from the city’s canals into the Chao Phraya River, ahead of the arrival of more water runoff from the north and rain forecast for the coming days. Meanwhile, more rain has been reported in Rangsit and Pathum Thani, making it necessary for the city administration to accelerate the effort to drain water from the city’s canals.

64 Thai alleged scam call centre workers deported from Cambodia

64 Thai nationals, who allegedly worked for Chinese-funded call centre scam operators in Cambodia, were deported back to Thailand yesterday. They were all arrested by Cambodian police in recent crackdowns on call centre scams, mostly involving online gambling. Many of them were lured to work in Cambodia with promises of above average pay of between 20,000 and 30,000 baht per month.