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Koh Talu warned as dangerous as rock collapses and damaged corals found

22 Oct 2020

On October 21, Mr. Prayoon Pongpan, Hat Nopparat Thara National Park - Phi Phi Islands, Krabi Province, revealed that he was ready for the staff of the National Park to inspect the Koh Talu.

In the area of Hat Nopparat Thara National Park - Phi Phi Islands, Ao Nang Subdistrict, Mueang Krabi District, which is located away from the chicken island famous attractions of Krabi to the west about 1 km after a large rock collapsed. During strong wind waves.

During the past week from a preliminary examination, it was found that the collapsed rock was split into 2 cubes of approximately 30,000-50,000 tons, resulting in the sand underwater, which originally had a depth of about 10 meters and collapsed further. 

Also, the authorities found that the coral reefs near the bottom of the island approximately got 20% of the damage.

Head of Hat Nopparat Thara National Park - Phi Phi Islands, Krabi Province, said the stone landslide, this happened about 3 days ago.

But during the time being informed, there was still a strong wind wave in the scene causing the authorities unable to explore but after the waves, the calm wind sent the staff dive into the area near the accident site to check,  if there are more collapses.

Prayoon said that the exact cause of the collapse was not known. But the survey found that there are still many fissures in Koh Talu area is at risk in the survey.

Warn tour boats, fishing boats, and tourists to be careful not to approach the scene of the accident. Because additional rocks may collapse and become dangerous. after this, the survey staff will check further to be analyzed for the cause and find a way to prevent it.

 

SOURCE: Thailath