UPDATE: Pattaya Basketball Court Re-opened and Refurbished after Russian Basketballer Passed Away

Pattaya –

A Pattaya City Basketball Court has been re-opened and improved after a Russian basketballer passed away from electrocution previously at the court.

Our previous stories:

A Russian basketball prodigy raised in Pattaya, Mr. Alexey Sobolev, passed away at the young age of 19 years old after he was electrocuted by a defective lighting pole at a basketball court in the Banglamung district.

Pattaya authorities inspected the basketball court and temporarily closed it for maintenance. Authorities found that the lighting pole located near a basketball court in Chonburi’s Banglamung district had a power leakage of more than 110 voltage.

Now for the update:

Pattaya deputy mayor Manoch Nongyai ordered relevant authorities and staffers to urgently fix the electric pole and always check the court and surrounding area especially electrical wires and electric systems for people’s safety.

The court is now also being painted and has more lights and changed broken equipment. Authorities are also regularly patrolling the court for people’s safety.


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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.