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  • Thailand News

    Sisaket lorry driver nets 12 million baht lottery win amidst family funeral rites

    A lucky woman from the Rasi Salai district in Sisaket province landed a lottery jackpot of 12 million baht. Originating from an online app purchase, the fortunate digits came in the wake of a funeral ceremony for her grandmother in northeast Thailand. Deferred by ongoing funeral rites, the bounty remains uncollected. The 31 year old woman (name withheld), who works…

  • World NewsIn pictures: A rare look into Amazon tribe's funeral rites

    In pictures: A rare look into Amazon tribe’s funeral rites

    When the chief dies, the endangered Indigenous people in Brazil’s Xingu region gather for a unique ritual. A Reuters photographer was the only journalist invited to the funeral ceremony in September. SOURCE: DW News

  • South Thailand News

    UPDATE: 4000 villagers attend funeral rites for slain monks in Narathiwat

    Over 4,000 villagers, including more than 300 monks from several temples in southern provinces and border provinces of Malaysia, have attended a bathing ritual for the two monks slain by gunmen who stormed Wat Rattananuparb in Narathiwat on Friday night. Read more about the raid HERE. The bathing rites for Phra Khru Prachote Rattananurak, the abbot of Wat Rattananuparb, and…

  • Phuket News

    Funeral rites for former RCoPB president begin today

    PHUKET: Funeral services for Brad Kenny, former president and assistant district governor of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach (RCoPB), will be held today through Monday, confirmed RCoPB President Walter Wyler to the Phuket Gazette. Ceremonies will take place at Wat Kosit Wihan, located near Mission Hospital, at 7pm each day, with a cremation ceremony to follow on Monday at…

  • Thailand News

    Funeral held for student killed in Sa Kaeo bus crash

    A heartbreaking accident involving a drug-intoxicated driver resulted in the funeral of a 15 year old student, Nong Tuta, and severe injuries to several others. The incident, which occurred on May 23, saw a pickup truck carrying 30,000 methamphetamine tablets crash into a school bus on Route 3259 in Sa Kaeo Province, killing two students and injuring 19. Yesterday at…

  • Thailand News

    Say cheese: Loei photographer’s funeral breaks with traditions

    Locals in Loei province recently witnessed a funeral unlike any other. Charnathip Inthrawichai, a 58 year old photographer and a well-known figure in the province, had passed away from cancer. His final rites, held April 20 to 22 at Wat Sri Suthawas (Wat Loei Long) in the municipal area of Loei, broke away from traditional sombre proceedings, reflecting his vibrant…

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    Trang couple’s 70-year love story ends in joint funeral

    A touching tale of enduring love comes to light as a couple from Trang Province, Thailand, passed away just two days apart after sharing seven decades of life together. The couple’s grand funeral rites, a testament to their inseparable bond, were held yesterday, with generations of family and friends in attendance to bid them farewell. Ninety-two-year old Kleuon Kaewklang, and…

  • World News

    Elderly Indian man comes back to life on way to his last rites

    An 80 year old Indian man who was pronounced dead, came back to life on the way to his last rites. The extraordinary event unfolded on January 13 in Karnal City, India, when the ambulance carrying the body of Darshan Singh Bar, fell into a pothole on the road. Bar’s grandson, who was accompanying him, noticed his grandpa’s arm move…

  • Bangkok News

    Aunt Toi’s funeral: Beloved Nonthaburi dessert vendor draws heartbroken crowds

    The funeral of “Aunt Toi,” an adored street vendor from Nonthaburi, attracted a flood of mourners on its first night, with attendees ranging from relatives and friends to politicians, customers, and fans. At 6.30pm yesterday, Wat Nakhon In monastery transformed into a sanctuary for the funeral rites of Aunt Toi, also known as Somchai Yunsun. The 65 year old was…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Mad Buddhist monks brawl at funeral in northeast Thailand

    Tensions were high at a funeral in Surin province in northeast Thailand on Friday when a brawl broke out between two saffron-robed Buddhist monks, allegedly over a plastic chair. Yesterday, the acting abbot of Wat Pho Sri Sawang Arom, Phra Toi Kan, told reporters what happened at the temple on Friday. In Thailand, Buddhist funeral rites include a distinctive ritual…

  • Hot News

    Thai ambassador to UK attends football captain ‘Dom’s’ funeral

    Thailand’s ambassador to the UK joined the funeral service for Duangphet Phromthep, or “Dom,” who was captain of the Thai football team that was rescued from a cave. The Royal Thai Embassy said Ambassador Thani Thongphakdi attended yesterday’s funeral along with students and teachers from Dom’s school, the CEO of Leicester City Football Club and others. The embassy says Buddhist…

  • Eastern Thailand News

    Mob accuses mother, grandmother of death at boy’s funeral

    A suspicious death of a young boy led to a vitriolic confrontation at the funeral between mourners and the boy’s mother and grandmother. The crowd angrily blocked the mother and grandmother from joining in the funeral rites, accusing them of causing the boy’s death. The incident took place in Trat, Thailand’s most southeastern province, beyond Chon Buri, Rayong, and Chanthaburi.…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Fire kills man at his mother’s funeral in Kalasin

    Police in Issan’s Kalasin province say a man has died in a fire that destroyed a wooden hut near the house where funeral rites were being held for his mother. The duty officer at the province’s main city police station identified the man as Sai Seema, aged 50. Sai’s mother had died the previous day and her cremation was scheduled…

  • Thailand News

    HM King provides funerals for two Un Ai Rak cyclists

    His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn has agreed to sponsor the funerals for of two cyclists who collapsed while participating in the Bike Un Ai Rak bicycle ride on Sunday. One in Surat Thani and another in Ratchaburi the province rides. The two died following emergency medical attention. HM the King had a royal wreath sent to Wat Don Kathin, Poonpin…

  • Thai Life

    Leicester City players arrive in Bangkok for Vichai’s funeral

    PHOTO: Goal.com Leicester City football club players and fans have paid emotional tributes to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in a helicopter crash last week, ahead of last night’s Premier League match against Cardiff City. Meanwhile, Leicester City players and officials have arrived in Thailand to attend the funeral of the club’s owner and mentor at Wat Thepsirin in Bangkok. His…

  • News

    ‘Dead’ man visits home in Si Sa Ket seven months after his own funeral

    Metropolitan Police Division 1 Chief Pol Maj-General Zenith Samransamruadkit has assigned a team to investigate the misidentification of a corpse, resulting in a Si Sa Ket man being declared dead and his family holding a funeral and cremating an unknown dead male almost seven months ago. Sakhon Sacheewa, a 44 year old fisherman, returned to visit his hometown on Sunday…

  • Thailand News

    Mother and infant found dead in Maha Sarakham pond

    A tragic discovery was made as a mother and her 10 day old infant were found dead in a pond in Maha Sarakham. The pair had been missing since yesterday, with the mother reportedly battling postpartum depression. At approximately 7am today, police officer Yutthasart Yenwattana received a report of two bodies floating in a pond near Ban Si Wichai in…

  • Pattaya News

    Motorcyclist dies in collision with passenger van in Pattaya

    A fatal collision between a motorcycle and a van in Pattaya this morning resulted in the death of the motorcyclist. The Thai police are currently investigating the incident. At approximately 4.36am, June 14 the police received a report of a motorcycle crashing into a van at an intersection in Nong Prue Subdistrict, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri Province. Officers, along…

  • Thailand News

    Family mourns daughter killed in tragic Phetchaburi bike accident

    A tragic accident has left a family in mourning as they prepare to hold a funeral for a 22-year-old woman, who was the mainstay of her household, killed in a bike accident. The young woman, Suphattra, lost her life in a heartbreaking incident when she fell from a big bike and was run over by a truck during a trip…

  • Thailand News

    Monk dies in Nonthaburi after mobile roof frame collapses

    A tragic incident occurred yesterday at a temple in Nonthaburi’s Sai Noi district, where a monk was fatally injured by a collapsing mobile roof frame. The accident happened around 6.30pm when three monks were moving the large structure. Police Lieutenant Rung Liemkhoksoong, who responded to the scene, confirmed the details of the incident. A mobile roof frame with wheels, measuring…

  • Thailand News

    Presumed-dead pensioner pulls a Lazarus on rescue crew

    A scene that shocked an entire community unfolded yesterday when a presumed dead 72 year old man suddenly revived as rescue workers were preparing to collect his body. The incident occurred in Ban Dung District, Udon Thani Province, leaving both neighbours and authorities in disbelief. At around 3pm yesterday, Weerapol Raksameuwong, an administrator for the Ban Dung Update Facebook page,…

  • Thailand News

    Tragedy in Mekong River as older brother drowns saving sibling

    Two siblings had a tragic encounter while playing in the Mekong River, leading to a heartbreaking outcome as the older brother tragically lost his life while trying to save his drowning younger brother. His body was later discovered floating on Thailand’s Nong Khai side of the river, prompting authorities to coordinate with family in Laos to identify the victim. At…

  • Thailand News

    Former lawyer found dead at home in Nakhon Si Thammarat

    A former lawyer tragically died in his luxurious home in the heart of Nakhon Si Thammarat. The police are intensively investigating the cause and conducting a thorough autopsy to determine the circumstances surrounding his death. Police Major Thanatorn Phanchoo, investigator at the Nakhon Si Thammarat City Police Station, received a report of a death at a residence in Khlang Subdistrict,…

  • Thailand News

    Woman in Udon Thani takes her life due to grandson’s drug abuse

    A tragic incident occurred yesterday when a woman took her own life in response to ongoing stress and abuse from her drug-addicted grandson. Police officers and rescue workers were called to a home in Chiang Phin 2 village, Udon Thani, where they found the lifeless body of 64 year old Prayoon Onnoi. Prayoon’s 68 year old husband, Somkid Phosarn, explained…

  • Thailand News

    Man murders drinking friend with concrete block after argument

    A tragic murder unfolded in Surin province when 67 year old man allegedly killed his 58 year old drinking companion by hitting him with a concrete block and then dragging his body with a motorcycle before dumping it in a canal. The incident occurred at approximately 6.05pm yesterday. Police reported that the suspect Thip and the victim Wantong were drinking…

  • Thailand News

    Thai activist autopsy underway, lawyer seeks clear cause of death

    The autopsy of political activist Nethiporn, also known as Bung Talu Wang, is currently underway, with the results expected later today. Lawyer Krisadang Nutcharas, a key figure from the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights Centre, attended the procedure at the Forensic Medicine Department of Thammasat University Hospital. The presence of Nethiporn’s sister, who has chosen to remain anonymous, was noted,…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police detain victim’s body for forensic analysis after explosion

    Police in Rayong detained the body of a victim killed in a chemical storage tank explosion for a thorough forensic examination, citing potential unseen factors. The incident involved the death of Nopporn Ruenma, whose relatives were transporting his remains to Chiang Rai for funeral rites when they were called back by Rayong police for detailed forensic analysis, despite having reached…

  • Thailand News

    Early morning motorcycle crash in Chon Buri kills young man

    A tragic motorcycle crash claimed the life of a 26 year old man when he collided with a high-voltage power pole in Chon Buri province. The incident occurred early this morning, May 8, at around 3am on the road connecting Suansue-Nongleng near Suansue Fitness in Nong Kham subdistrict, Si Racha district. The victim, identified only by his first name Pakorn,…

  • Crime News

    Woman kills attacker in self-defense during home invasion in Ban Non Samakkhi

    A woman‘s desperate struggle for survival turned fatal when she inadvertently killed a man trying to assault her in her own home. The incident took place in the small community of Ban Non Samakkhi, Bueng Kan, where a 42 year old homeowner, faced an intruder with violent intentions. On the night of the attack, the tranquillity of Ban Non Samakkhi…

  • Thailand News

    Family seeks truth over Thai woman’s mysterious death in Malaysia

    The tragic death of a 26 year old Thai woman in Malaysia has galvanised a family to seek justice amidst mysterious circumstances. The 25 year old deceased’s husband and her 49 year old mother have come forward with concerns over the unclear causes of her untimely demise. On a recent afternoon at the Paweena Hongsakul Foundation for Children and Women…