Pran Buri park seeks help from soldiers af­ter tonnes of garbage washes ashore

The Nation - - AROUND THAILAND -

Pran Buri Marine Park is seek­ing help from a lo­cal Army camp for soldiers to help col­lect garbage at the park’s beach af­ter tonnes of garbage washed ashore.

The park’s chief, Som­sak Krithathorn, said yes­ter­day the 1,200-me­tre-long beach in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Pran Buri district had been awash with garbage for the last two days.

Som­sak said park of­fi­cials had worked all day to col­lect garbage but had not been able to clean the beach as garbage con­tin­ued to wash ashore.

Som­sak said the park had sought help from Tha­narat Fort and asked for garbage trucks from the lo­cal ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The de­tri­tus swamp­ing the beach in­cluded wood, co­conuts, foam boxes, plas­tic bags and bot­tles, and var­i­ous dis­carded items such as clothes and shoes.

Som­sak said park of­fi­cials be­lieved the garbage had been washed into the sea by flood­wa­ters through rivers in the Cen­tral prov­inces and then thrown back on the beach by waves. He said a lot of garbage had also been washed ashore at Hua Hin, Khao Tao and Suan Son beaches.

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