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Locals decide to fix damaged Phuket road themselves

Four local people took it upon themselves to carry out repairs to a small section of damaged road in front of the Samkong Temple close to the Samkong underpass construction site yesterday (Sept 17) because they have become fed up with the number of accidents caused due to the state of the road.

locals fix the road in PhuketThe four, Somsak Jaupsri, Kanin Raksaraj, Jiradet Sawatdichan and Suthisak Srikong, some of whom are Kusoldharm rescue workers and have helped people who have been involved in accidents on the road, carried out the repairs in a bid to reduce the number of accidents happening there.

Mr Somsak today (Sept 18) told The Phuket News, “We have heard about so many accidents where people have been injured because of the state of this road.

“Two of my friends are Kusoldharm rescue workers and they have helped many of those who have had accidents here so we decided to fill the damaged section of road, which was about one metre long and 10 centimetres deep, ourselves. We collected some money to buy asphalt to fill it in, and yesterday we filled it. It cost us B350.

“Next we plan to fix Thepkrasattri Rd on Sunday afternoon (Sept 20) where there are more dangerous holes.

“I don’t want to see someone else to fall into these holes. It will not be good if parents take their children to or from school and fall because of the holes.

“We have received a lot of positive feedback on social media and now people have offered to help us buy more asphalt. Some people have also promised to help us fix the roads,” Mr Somsak said.

Mr Kanin added, “Today we collected 15 bags of asphalt. I would like to thank everyone who is supporting and helping us. We don’t want to be famous because of what we have done. But we don’t want anyone else to get hurt because of this road. We do what we can. We have complained about it, but nothing has been done.”

Phuket News

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