PHUKET: A boulder weighing at least one tonne plummeted off a roadside karst near the tourist-popular Ao Nang beach in Krabi this afternoon.

The boulder landed in the middle of the road between Krabi Town and Ao Nang, leaving a 30-centimeter crater in the road surface, and splintered into smaller boulder fragments.

Unable to stop in time, a tourist van swerved and missed the main boulder but struck one of the fragments, damaging the vehicle’s radiator, explained Nattapong Chaidate, a 35-year-old van driver at the Aonang Orchid Resort.

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