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3 wounded in explosion at Narathiwat border defence unit

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Three security officials have been injured in the latest bout of southern violence when armed militants attacked a border defence unit’s base near the Kolok River in the Tak Bai district in the southern province of Narathiwat on the Thai/Malaysian border.

Several houses and cars nearby were also damaged by the powerful IED (improvised explosive device).

Initial reports have revealed that a group of about 6 militants opened fire at the base with automatic weapons, followed by a powerful blast from a device attached to a motorcycle parked in front of the base.

Three suspects have been apprehended by security police and are being questioned.

SOURCE: Thai PBS



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Boy killed by train while playing on his mobile phone in Songkhla

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PHOTOS: Phatong Tredtam Rescue Foundation

A 12 year old boy has died on a railway track near a school in Hat Yai, Songkhla after being crushed by a train while he was playing on his mobile phone on local railway tracks.

The Phatong Tredtam Rescue Foundation report that Thunglung Police in Hat Yai, Songkhla were notified of the incident at 6pm near a school yesterday.

Rescue workers arrived at the scene to find the body of the boy near the railway. He was later identified as 12 year old Watanyoo Dissaroe. The train involved was the Express 46 from Padang Besar to Bangkok.

Locals say they saw the boy playing on his mobile phone near the railway tracks. They then heard several blasts from the horn on the train but say the boy failed to hear the warnings.

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Bryde’s whale family sighted off Chumphon coast – VIDEO

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PHOTOS: กรีน นำเที่ยว ดำน้ำเกาะเวียง

A family of three Bryde’s whales has been sighted off Chumphon in the Gulf of Thailand.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources is reporting that a family of three Bryde’s whales was sighted between Koh Weng and Koh Rang off the Chumphon coast. There were two mature Bryde’s whales and a baby Bryde’s whale calf.

Marine biologists say they appeared to be feeding at the time. DMCR staff say the mother Bryde’s whale had signs of a skin disease and that many small fish were found surrounding around them at the time of the sighting.

วาฬบรูด้าที่เกาะเวียง วันนี้ …มันสุดยอดจริงๆ

Posted by กรีน นำเที่ยว ดำน้ำเกาะเวียง on Monday, March 11, 2019

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Monk run over during alms rounds outside Chumphon temple

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by Thanongsak Supakan 

A monk has been hit and killed by a speeding pickup truck in Chumphon this morning. He was making his alms rounds at the time.

Police and rescue workers were called to the scene on Pathiu-Chumphon Road in front of Wat Laem Yang (Luang Por Khien) in Pathiu district around 4.30am.

The 42 year old pickup driver Apiwan Bulong  had already been taken to hospital with injuries. Her truck was still at the scene. The body of 59 year old monk Phra Kittipong (last name unknown) was pinned under the rear of the pickup by the impact.

Police have determined that Apiwan approached the location at high speed, lost control and spun into a ditch. That section of the road is still under construction as it being widened in readiness for increased traffic in and out of Chumphon Airport.

The monk’s body was sent for autopsy. Police are waiting to speak to the driver at the hospital.

SOURCE: The Nation

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