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Two rangers killed, four others injured in Pattani ambush

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Another attack in the deep south.

Thai PBS reports that two para-military rangers have been killed and four others seriously wounded in an ambush by a group of armed men. The attack was followed by a gun fight in the Nong Chik district of Pattani late last night (Tuesday).

Nong Chik police headed to the scene about 10pm Tuesday and when an investigation team rushed to the scene, a section on Ban Don Na Road in tambon Bang Khao, two dead bodies, three motorcycles and a huge number of spent shells were found.

The four injured rangers had already been rushed to a nearby hospital, police said.

The dead rangers have been identified as Ranger Suchat Kongsuk and Ranger Thanadet Chaimusik from the 43rd Rangers Regiment in Nong Chik district.

Police say the six rangers were patrolling on the back of three motorcycles when a group of attackers hiding on one side of the road began spraying bullets on them as they reached a curve.

The attack prompted the rangers to return fire and the gun battle continued until the attackers backed away, police said.

A combined force of more than 100 policemen and soldiers was later deployed to pursue the attackers who were believed to be members of an insurgent group active in the province.

SOURCE: Thai PBS



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Six metre king cobra caught by rescue workers in Trang – VIDEO

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A 20 kilogram, 6 metres king cobra has been caught in Trang by rescue workers.

77 Kaoded news reports that Sikao Police in Trang were notified of the incident at a house at 4.45pm yesterdayPolice decided it wasn’t quite in their work contract and contacted rescue workers who headed to the house.

Sawai Kaewjuea, a rescue worker, led his team to catch the cobra. It took about 20 minutes to catch the feisty king cobra which 6 metres long.

23 year old Sunata Duangkleang says, “While I was talking with my friends in the house, I saw the king cobra. We immediately ran out of the house and called the police.”

Good advice!

TRANGRescue worker catches a king cobra in Trang, southern Thailand, yesterday. Yikes!VIDEO: หน่วยกู้ภัยบรรเทาวังวิเศษ

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Driver charged in Chumphon tour bus accident

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A tour bus driver has been charged for reckless driving after yesterday morning’s tour bus accident in Chumphon.

23 Filipino tourists escaped serious injury in the bus crash. The bus was travelling from Bangkok to Phuket.

Read more about yesterday’s crash HERE.

Thairath is reporting that the tour bus driver, 36 year old Taweesak Chitchuea from Ranong, has been charged. He had to be removed from the bus with the aid of hydraulic cutters and was taken to Chumpon Hospital with a broken right leg.

At this stage police speculate that the driver fell asleep at the wheel. The bus driver has been charged with reckless driving causing injuries and damages.

All passengers were loaded onto another bus to continue their journey to Phuket. One Filipino passenger was taken to Chumpon Hospital for precautionary examination but was released yesterday.

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