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British man killed in a hit and run incident in Korat

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A 43 year old British man has been killed by a hit-and-run driver whilst driving his motorcycle at an intersection in the main city area of Nakhon Ratchasima last night. Emergency responders headed to the Phon Lan gate intersection on the Ratchasima-Chok Chai Road around 11.30pm. At this stage Police believe he was hit by a truck and the driver had fled the scene.

They found the man laying face down on the road, covered in blood. The damaged motorcycle was also on the road a short distance away. rescue teams tried using CPR to revive the British national but couldn’t get a pulse and say his injuries were extensive. His body was taken to Maharaj Hospital for post-mortem examination.

The dead man’s name has been withheld at this stage, as embassy officials notify relatives. Police report that he had been meeting with friends for a meal not far from the crash scene.

Police are now examining CCTV in the area to identify the truck and find the driver for questioning.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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    sam thompson

    September 3, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Very sad and tragic for the poor victim….when they catch the cowardly dog who did this and ran away from the scene of this “accident” he immediately turned the incident into a crime, his prison sentence should be doubled

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      Andrew Munn

      September 3, 2020 at 5:14 pm

      I think it’s as deplorable as you do that the driver ran away.

      However, unlike where we come from, in countries like Thailand, if one hangs around the scene of an accident, there’s quite a strong chance that one can be severely beaten, or beaten to death by bystanders. This has happened before.

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        Andrew Munn

        September 3, 2020 at 5:15 pm

        …that’s why these people run away.

        “The driver, who fled the scene”.

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          Perceville Smithers

          September 3, 2020 at 9:22 pm

          That’s not uncommon. In lower socio-economic places in tthe U.S. the same might happen. Did this driver report to the police having hit the motorbiker once he was in a safe area?

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    Perceville Smithers

    September 3, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    The cover-up is sometimes worse than the crime/incident.

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    Terry

    September 3, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Happened to a Danish friend of mine to, run over by two trucks. The drivers where never charged. He was on his way home on a MC.

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Border police find 160 kilograms of marijuana hidden in fertiliser sacks

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Border police found 160 kilograms of compressed marijuana near an Isaan roadside. Police say they believe the marijuana was trafficked across the Mekong River. No suspects were found and no arrests were made, at this stage.

Police suspect the marijuana was smuggled in on long tail boats from Laos to the Isaan province of Nakhon Phanom during the tropical storm Noul over the weekend. A Border Patrol Police commander, Apisit Rodnoy, says the marijuana was gradually brought across the Mekong River and onto the riverbank in the border district Tha Uthen.

Police say they found 4 fertiliser sacks near a road. The sacks had 200 packages of marijuana adding up to 160 kilograms. Police say it was ready to be picked up by traffickers.

Over the past month, more than a tonne of marijuana has been seized in the province. Police say the compressed marijuana is sold for 3,000 to 5,000 baht per kilogram along the border, but the cost goes up in inner provinces to around 15,000 to 20,000 baht per kilogram.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Veterinarian arrested for giving beauty treatments

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Dogs with breast augmentation? Cats with face lifts?

After customers reported some suspicious behaviour, a veterinarian in Sisaket province, in northeastern Thailand, has been arrested for giving cosmetic beauty treatments at a veterinary clinic in Phitsanulok, Central Thailand. The veterinarian, known as B, was allegedly giving botox and filler injections to customers despite not being licensed to do so. The veterinary clinic where he was allegedly giving treatments was inspected by the Phitsanulok Provincial Public Health Office where officials found many medications without proper serial numbers or sources.

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The clinic’s registered doctor had cancelled the clinic’s medical registration in July 2020, however, officials found the clinic to still be open and operating as normal. Health office officials have requested the clinic to report back on who is actually in charge of the establishment but have not received a response despite the clinic staying open.

SOURCE: Thai Residents

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Heavy rain across the country this weekend – local forecasts

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Heavy rain is expected across much of Thailand over the next few days, mostly as a result of the intensity of a tropical storm crossing into Vietnam today, ‘Noul’, from the South China Sea. The low pressure cell will help intensify the effects of the south west monsoon too. But the remnants of the storm won’t “slam” into Northern Thailand as one news site claimed – rather it will be a lot of rain and increased winds. The storm is expected to cross into Thailand around the Mukdahan province some time early tomorrow,

Around the country, Saturday will be the worst with rains easing during Sunday. Thailand north east ‘Isaan’ provinces will be the worst affected as they are in the direct track of the storm as it crosses Vietnam, into Laos, and then crossing Thailand’s borders in the upper north east in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Whilst tropical storm ‘Noul’ has been packing winds from 80 – 120 kilometres per hour as it reaches the central Vietnam coast areas, including popular tourist locations like Da Nang and Hoi An, the storm will continue to dissipate as it moves inland. The storm has been tracking across the South China Sea this week, gathering strength, in a west northwesterly direction.

Residents in the coastal town of Hoi An report that it rained continuously last night, with strong winds, and that they expect widespread flooding to be reported during the day.

The forecast for heavy rain in Bangkok will probably dampen some of the enthusiasm for tomorrow’s anti-government rally to be held in and around the Thammasat University Tha Prachan campus.

Here are the forecasts for Saturday and Sunday around the country…

Bangkok

Heavy rain across the country this weekend - local forecasts | News by The Thaiger

Phuket

Heavy rain across the country this weekend - local forecasts | News by The Thaiger

Chiang Mai

Heavy rain across the country this weekend - local forecasts | News by The Thaiger

Pattaya

Heavy rain across the country this weekend - local forecasts | News by The Thaiger

Khon Kaen

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Koh Samui

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Read more about Thailand’s annual monsoons HERE.

SOURCE: weather.com

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