Officials say no to floating lanterns and fireworks on Patong Beach

Officials aren’t liking floating lanterns and fireworks on Patong Beach. On Wednesday night time, officials have been alerted that distributors were welling these things on the seashore, based on Kathu District Chief Siwat Rawangkul.
A group led by Siwat then inspected the seaside to crack down on individuals promoting and utilizing the gadgets. The group then discovered stashes of lanterns and fireworks close to trees. Siwat informed The Phuket Express…
“We went to Patong Beach final evening where we discovered floating lanterns and fireworks hidden in trees at four factors on the seaside. Those objects had been seized however we didn’t discover their owners. However, we’re searching for them.” Siwat went on to say that he wish to “publicly admonish” the culprits. He noted that floating lanterns and fireworks are prohibited at the seaside, and offenders will be fined as much as 60,000 baht, imprisoned for 3 years, or both.
Recently, Thai authorities have been indignant about people flying lanterns in locations the place they’re not supposed to. Last month, authorities spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek said that flying a lantern close to an airport in Thailand is a really severe legal offence carrying the harshest penalties, even the dying penalty.
The spokesperson gave the stern warning at a press convention while 1000’s of individuals prepare to float paper lanterns into the sky to have fun both Loy Krathong and Yi Peng festivals this evening.
Meanwhile, illegal fireworks in Thailand have injured folks. During a Loy Krathong festival within the northeast Nakhon Phanom province last month, 12 individuals had been injured by illegal fireworks.
The fireworks have been prepared to mild up at the end of the opening ceremony. However, Anonymous didn’t fly up to the sky due to some technical problems and scattered into the gang injuring 12 residents and authorities officers standing nearby..

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