Driver has a happy escape when electricity pylons are blown onto her car during a storm in Thailand
- Fanida Khaolueng drove to work when the electricity pole blew over
- Strong winds hit the Andaman coast in Krabi, southern Thailand yesterday
- High-voltage wires plunged directly onto her vehicle and hit the windshield
This is the terrifying moment when a row of high voltage pylons are blown onto a car like dominoes during a storm.
Motorist Fanida Khaolueng drove to work when the wind and rain hit the Andaman coast in Krabi, southern Thailand yesterday morning.
Dashcam recordings show how she carefully drove through bad weather and kept the car at a constant speed to prevent accidents.
But strong winds suddenly blew over a concrete pole that dragged 11 others down, causing the high-voltage wires to dive directly onto her vehicle that broke the windshield.
Fanida survived miraculously and managed to crawl out of the wreck before calling the emergency services.
Fanida said: I thought I was going to die. I just saw the posts fall on my car. I didn't have time to respond. I just screamed and closed my eyes.
& # 39; But I opened them again and I was alive. I jumped out of the car and ran as fast as I could because I was afraid of the electricity. & # 39;
High-voltage wires plunged directly onto her vehicle and hit the windshield. Here the masts are caught in the middle of autumn
Officials said 12 posts were blown over during the accident, causing a blackout in the area for hours
Fanida survived miraculously and managed to crawl out of the wreck of her car (photo) before calling the emergency services
Strong winds suddenly blew over a concrete electricity pole that dragged 11 others down in Thailand yesterday
Officials said 12 posts were blown over during the accident, causing a blackout in the area for hours.
They said the cables were not cut, so the power could not go to Fanida's car.
Officers from the provincial electricity authority rushed to the scene and spent the entire day successfully reinstalling the electricity poles before dark.
Wuttichai Thamsiri, director of Khlong Thom provincial electricity authority, said the heavy rain had softened the ground, causing the poles to slide out and fall.
He said: & # 39; The reason the electricity poles have fallen is because of the constant rain.
& # 39; One of them started to slide and dragged the others down because they were all connected with large cables.
& # 39; We urgently arrived with cranes and lots of equipment and tried to solve the problem as quickly as possible.
& # 39; The government also pays compensation to the car owner and residents affected by the incident. & # 39;
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