Summer Storm Hits Hat Yai: Billboards and Poles Collapse, No Injuries Reported

Hat Yai—

At 3:00 PM, on May 5th, 2024, Hat Yai local media reported that a heavy summer storm and winds struck Hat Yai, Songkhla, causing large advertisement billboards and electricity poles to collapse. Fortunately, there were no casualties or injuries reported.

According to Hat Yai local media, Hat Yai Municipality publicized to locals to avoid the Manohra intersection area as it could potentially harm drivers and pedestrians. Relevant agencies were dispatched to secure the area and block the road.

It was reported by local Hat Yai media that more than 10 electricity poles collapsed and one of them hit a pickup truck with 5 passengers. Luckily, nobody suffered an injury.

Pol. Lt. Gen. Sakorn Thongmunee, the Mayor of Hat Yai City, reportedly coordinated with the Hat Yai Provincial Electricity Authority and relevant agencies to take immediate action and survey the damage to locals’ property and safety to provide further assistance.

The Songkhla Governor made the issues a top priority and requested aid from all sectors to tackle the problems and planned precautionary measures to prevent future incidents that may occur, stated the Mayor of Hat Yai City.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.