Crane truck gets stuck on electric wire and brings down a dozen power poles in Banglamung

Photo courtesy of Khao Chumchon Khon Banglamung


A crane truck got stuck on an electric wire before bringing down over a dozen power poles and blocking a road in Banglamung yesterday.

The incident happened yesterday late afternoon on Banglamung Road near Soi 13 and Soi Sri Suwit.

A truck carrying a crane and ladder had got hooked with electric wires which then brought down more than a dozen power poles.

Photo courtesy of Khao Chumchon Khon Banglamung

Power poles as a result blocked the road which caused electric and communication systems to be shut off for many hours.

The truck driver, Mr. Narong Kampean, 48 said he had realized that the crane had hooked something above and attempted to stop the truck quickly.

Local power company staff eventually fixed the power poles and power lines after many hours. It is unknown if the driver will face charges relating to the costly incident.

Story by The Pattaya News

SOURCE: 77kaoded, Photo courtesy of Khao Chumchon Khon Banglamung

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.