Heavy rains cause widespread outage on Koh Chang

August 19th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Chief of Customer Services for the Regional Electricity Authority of Trad province Somchat Tunwattana (สมชาติ ตันวัฒนะ) stated that heavy rains in the district of Koh Chang caused wide spread outages throughout the night and early morning.

Mr. Somchat stated that the rains damaged an underground cable which cut off all electricity supplies to the island. Authorities from both Trad province and Chonburi province are now expediting repairs to the cable and are expecting to restore power to Koh Chang by 2 PM today.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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