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2 shot dead at Phuket Bus Terminal Saturday night

Tanutam Thawan

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PHoTO: Nashaplaneta.net

Police say 2 men were gunned down at the Phuket Bus Terminal by a colleague at the terminal along the stretch of Thepkasattri road heading into Phuket Town last night. The incident happened at about 10:15pm with the local police chief arriving along with medical staff from Vachira Hospital shortly after the incident.

60 year old Wian Iadchuthong, the alleged gunman, was waiting to surrender at the scene when police arrived. Police say Wian appeared to be drunk and told them he had a serious argument with the 2 men and decided to take their lives with the gun. Police say they found 50 year old Yod Sae Lee lying on the ground in front of a taxi service stand, badly wounded. He was given CPR before being rushed to Vachira Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

54 year old Prakob Chuthong was also found lying dead by the counter of a 24 hour car park service kiosk. Police say he had been shot 2 times, once in the left side of his head and once in his left rib cage, according to Bangkok Post.

Witnesses say before the shooting, Wian was quietly drinking alone. But after getting drunk, he walked to the counter of the car park service kiosk and allegedly fired 2 shots from a 9mm gun at point-blank range, killing Prakob instantly. Wian then ran towards Yod, who was sitting in front of the taxi service stand. Yod saw Wian coming at him with the gun and he ran away to 1 side of the terminal building, only to be intercepted by Wian who allegedly fired 5 shots. Yod was hit 1 time in the head, 2 times in the torso and 2 times in the legs. Yod was also rushed to Vachira Hospital where he later died.

An initial police investigation found that the 3 were close colleagues at the workplace, but often engaged in heated fights over motorcycle taxi and taxi services at the bus terminal.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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11 Comments

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    Tony Andrews

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    I can feel no pity for Phuket taxi drivers being shot.
    I experienced their antics when I was there.

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    Graham Smith

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    They gave me only trouble when arrive there. So boring
    !

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    Grumpy John

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    When you cannot win the argument…shoot the other people! How Thai is that!!! Will probably get 6 months in jail and 1000baht fine.

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    Mr cynic

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    drunk at work with a loaded hand gun and a history of being argumentative.does anybody do any kind of checks on these people at all.

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      Mark

      Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:32 am

      You really need the answer ?

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    Ynwaps

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    “he had a serious argument with the 2 men and decided to take their lives with the gun”

    Sounds reasonable. For the skip to the comments first reader: That’s all you need to know.

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      Bill Fischer

      Monday, January 25, 2021 at 10:55 am

      @Ynwaps “For the skip to the comments first reader” Good one! Chapeau, sir.

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    Roger C

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    >He was given CPR before being rushed to Vachira Hospital where he was pronounced dead.<

    Interesting. I'm not a medical professional, but I have not heard of using CPR for gunshot victims. You learn new things every day.

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    Steve

    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 5:25 am

    What i find disturbing is the fact you have people just wandering the streets with a firearm!

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    Bill Fischer

    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 10:54 am

    Taxi mafia killing taxi mafia is a good thing. They’re doing the work the cops should be doing.

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    Kim

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Fhuket is the wild wild east. It’s not only in regard to firearms but also how the locals command a vehicle and their total disregard for others and their safety. Lorry, mini bus and pick up (truck) drivers are the worst – nothing will change, as their is no law enforcement.

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