Another missing ferry crew member found trapped inside sunken vessel

Divers have found the remains of another missing ferry crew member in the sunken Racha 4 ferry, but were unable to recover the body.   Rear Admiral Nopparat Lumlert, deputy commander of the Second Fleet, said today that the divers found the female victim trapped inside the toilet. He said that the steel toilet door […]

Hiroshima marks 75 years since atomic bombing in scaled-back ceremony

Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday for the 75th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized due to the coronavirus and the city’s mayor urging nations to reject selfish nationalism and unite to fight all threats.   Though thousands usually pack the Peace Park in the centre of the Japanese city to […]

Water shortage lingers in parts of Korat

WRITER: PRASIT TANGPRASERT NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Although tropical storm Sinlaku has brought rain to much of the country, areas in this northeastern province are still suffering from water shortages. The Mun Bon dam in Khon Buri district, one of the five major dams in the province, has only 24.42 million cubic metres of water in its […]

Body of another ferry crew member washed ashore near Samui Island

Rescuers have recovered the body of a ferry crew member, which had washed ashore on a small island not far from Samui today (Tuesday). Meanwhile, Thai Navy SEAL divers have abandoned an attempt to survey the sunken ferry, Racha 4, after encountering strong currents and winds. Teams are now focusing on land based searches. Teams […]

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Makes Official Her Third Run For Yangon Seat

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday officially registered to run for her seat in parliament for a third time in November general elections that are widely seen as a referendum on her party’s five years in office. Hundreds of supporters awaited the 75-year-old democracy icon’s arrival at the election commission office in […]

Vietnam, Laos, Thailand – Tropical Cyclone SINLAKU update (GDACS, NOAA, Copernicus EMS, Reliefweb, Floodlist, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 04 August 2020)

Tropical Cyclone SINLAKU’s passage over the Gulf of Tonkin, northern Vietnam and northern Laos on 1-3 August, caused heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge across the region. According to media reports, 4 have died, 2 in Loei Province (northern Thailand), and 2 in Hoa Binh and Quang Ninh Provinces (north-east Vietnam). More than 1,000 […]