PHUKET: A Phuket vendor who saw his only source of livelihood a mini-crepe cart go up in smoke was able to avoid going to loan sharks to replace it because of help from an unlikely source, a New Zealander who has been to the province only twice.

Prayoon Inpuang, 44, was preparing to sell mini-crepes in Phuket Town on February 13 when he smelt fuel and heard it leaking. Before he was able to control the leak, his stall burst into flames and was quickly incinerated (story

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