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Krabi murder victims’ relatives win civil appeal

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Krabi murder victims’ relatives win civil appeal | The Thaiger

by Sitthichai Sikhawat

An appeals court has today approved a civil lawsuit appeal for financial compensation for their murdered relatives in a Krabi massacre.

A village headman and 10 members of his family were shot in the head in an execution style massacre at their home in Krabi. Carried out by several assailants yesterday, the massacre left eight dead and three others with serious injuries. Read the rest of the original story HERE.

The Nation reports that Khao Ngam village headman Worayuth Sunglung and seven relatives, including three children, were shot dead at their house in Krabi’s Ao Luek district on July 11, 2017.

Only three people survived the attack, which occurred following an hours-long hostage standoff with 11 victims.

The appeals court said the seven relatives, who filed the appeal, were not co-plaintiffs in the criminal lawsuit and their appeal regarding the criminal procedure was dismissed.

In March this year, the Krabi Provincial Court gave a death sentence to 41 year old money-lender Surifath “Bang Fath” Bannopwongsakul and Khomsan Wiangnon, 41, Abdulloh Doloh, 30, Arun Thongkham, 29, Prajak Boontoy, 36, and Thanachai Jamnong, 41.

Two other defendants, 37 year old Tawatchai Boonkong and 41 year old Chalita Sangkhachart, received a 21 month jail term and a 12 month term respectively for more minor roles in the crime.

In the civil action for compensation, the primary court ordered the six murderers to pay 630,000 to 2.4 million baht to each of the eight plaintiffs.

The killing reportedly stemmed from Surifath’s dispute with the 46 year old Worayuth after Surifath failed to return land deeds, placed as collateral for a loan, to Worayuth after the debts were already repaid. The dispute caused both sides to threaten each other before the massacre occurred.

Surifath’s lawyer Kriangsak Saraphi said he had contacted his client after the appeals court verdict and had agreed to pay the compensation to the victims’ relatives.

The relatives, who filed the appeal, were reportedly satisfied with the verdict.

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STORY: The Nation



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Morning collision leaves 18 injured, mostly students

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Fifteen students and three adults have been injured after a cold-storage truck collided with a song-taew bus on a Phatthalung road this morning, south of Krabi province.

The injured were taken to Phatthalung Hospital following the 7am incident at a curve on the Asia Highway in Moo 3, Tambon Tha Kae, in Muang district.

There was high drama at the hospital with the students crying and hospital staff rushing to treat them. Police said three of the students had been critically injured.

The bus was already full with students heading to school when it stopped at the curve to pick up another passenger. Police say the six-wheel truck rear-ended it as the driver pulled onto the road, causing both vehicles to fall to the roadside.

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Two arrested with 10 kilograms of crystal meth in Krabi

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Border Patrol Police have arrested two drug suspects with a colossal 10 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine (usually measured in grams), and 121 methamphetamine pills this week.

Details were revealed at a media scrum at the Krabi Border Patrol Police Station in Krabi yesterday.

34 year old male Prasert Promprung and 19 year old female Suthasinee Srisuwan were arrested over the seizure. Police seized 10 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, 121 methamphetamine pills, a handgun, a mobile phone, a pickup truck, a car and a motorbike.

The pair were arrested at a hotel in Krabi City.

The arrest came after police discovered that Prasert is a big drug dealer in Krabi. They have been charged with illegal possession of Category One drugs with intent to sell, and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

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Village leaders try to track down rubbish dumpers

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Tourists in Krabi have found construction rubbish being dumped 4 metres from Hat Baan Laem Pong in Krabi District.

Two big piles of rubbish had been dumped close to the Hat Baan Laem Pong. The village headman has trying to identify the rubbish dumpers.

Cement bags and blocks were found in amongst the piles. The Headman is worried as many tourists are travelling around the area as there are five stars hotels and the rubbish is unsightly.

Villager headman Somsak Tepbut inspected the area with media in tow. He says that local volunteers are always collecting rubbish along the two kilometre stretch of the beach.

“Rubbish dumpers usually visit during the night. We are checking the rubbish and searching for them to face legal action.”

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