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A 500 meter stretch of Chaweng Beach in Samui is covered in litter after recent rains and high waves.
The deputy local district chief blamed people who threw litter in the neighborhood klongs on the mainland. These canals carried the litter out to sea and then it was blown back to the beach, said Meunsin Phunsawat, reports Daily News.
He implored locals as well as fishermen on boats to stop throwing litter that was damaging the image of the tourist beach.
Pictures of the filth were posted online by Thanchanok Chuayjit on the Ruam Pon Ton Samui Facebook page. It contained the question:
“What do you think of these pictures?”
Most netizens were in no doubt that something needed to be done to clean up the beach.
Meanwhile Daily News online reporters who went to check out the filth noted that it was not just litter that was fouling up the tourist beach – they said that the water was black and the stench was awful.
Thai Visa / Daily News