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Pickup truck crashes into elephant as herd runs across Chon Buri road

Caitlin Ashworth

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A herd of wild elephants running across a road in Chon Buri caused a driver to crash into an elephant, damaging his Isuzu pickup truck and injuring a 20 year old passenger.

34 year old Sompong Duangknam says he was heading to the province’s Ban Ang Kraden district when a group of about 20 elephants ran out of the forest and cut in front of his truck. He says he couldn’t stop in time and crashed into an elephant.

The injured animal didn’t stop and continued to run across the road, following the rest of the herd into the forest, the driver says. Local officials are tracking the elephant’s footprints to find the injured elephant and give it medical treatment.

The village chief Kittipong Kittikul visited Sompong after the incident and said there are many wild elephants in the area and they often damage local farms. The chief says he will send officers to the area to help control the wild animals.

SOURCE: Thai Residents

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    Toby Andrews

    October 20, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    I wonder if you can be insured against running into an elephant?

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      Issan John

      October 20, 2020 at 7:50 pm

      Could be worse – hitting a camel’s a lot more dangerous!

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    Remo

    October 20, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Gosh, are there wild elephants roaming around here in very urban Chonburi county?

    I thought they were only in the jungles up North.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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Chon Buri man drives pickup truck into ex-girlfriend’s house in jealous rage – VIDEO

Maya Taylor

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PHOTO: The Pattaya News

Police in the Pan Thong district of the eastern province of Chon Buri are hunting a 34 year old man who deliberately drove his pickup truck into his ex-girlfriend’s home in a fit of jealousy. His 42 year old ex, Uraiwan Kotsombat, has pleaded with police to find Chalermkiet Osodroob, saying he has previously threatened to burn her house down.

VIDEO: CH3Thailand News

The man is alleged to have driven the truck through her living room, crashing into a wall inside the house. He is then accused of using a hammer to destroy property in the house, with his ex-girlfriend estimating the cost of the damage to be around 300,000 baht.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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Monk found hanged at Chon Buri temple in apparent suicide

Maya Taylor

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A 68 year old monk has been found hanged at a temple in the eastern province of Chon Buri, in an apparent suicide. The Pattaya News reports that police and rescue workers were called to a temple in the sub-district of Baan Suan at around 7.30am yesterday. The body of the dead man was found hanging near the monk’s housing quarters.

It’s understood there were no signs of a struggle and, in a letter allegedly written by the monk, he said he wanted to die. Other monks and nuns at the temple say they don’t know why he might have killed himself, adding that he had no problems or health concerns that they were aware of.

His death comes just days after a monk in the north-east of the country died after jumping in front of a speeding train.

If you or anyone you know is in emotional distress, please contact the Samaritans of Thailand 24-hour hotline: 02 713 6791 (English), 02 713 6793 (Thai) or the Thai Mental Health Hotline at 1323 (Thai).

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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Police hunt armed man who robbed Chon Buri store of 200,000 baht worth of gold

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Police in the city of Laem Chabang, the shipping port in the eastern province of Chon Buri, are hunting a suspect described as “armed and dangerous” following a robbery at a department store. Employees of the ‘Golden 99’ store were threatened at gunpoint before the man made off with gold valued at 200,000 baht. The 3 staff members were left shaken but unhurt.

Police hunt armed man who robbed Chon Buri store of 200,000 baht worth of gold | News by The Thaiger

Police were notified of the robbery yesterday evening and have been examining CCTV footage as part of their investigation. Footage shows the thief threatening employees, then climbing over the counter and taking an amount of gold before running out of the store. The authorities say they already have several leads in their search for the suspect.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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