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Young Thai caught between a rock and a hard place in Satun

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A 20 year old Thai has been rescued from getting stuck in a rock crevice for nine hours. Sanook reported that the man was out looking for wild orchids with a friend on Saturday. He fell down into a rock crevice before being found and rescued by local foundation rescue volunteers.

The incident happened at the Phu Pa Phet Cave in Tambon Palm Pattana in Satun. He ended up stuck in the crevice for nine hours before before being hauled out.

20 year old Natthanon split up from his friend before falling down the rocks and getting wedged in the crevice.

20 volunteers from the Rom Sai foundation arrived but it took them two hours to get him free, carry him to safety and send him to hospital. They managed to lubricate the area around him with oil so that he could be pulled out.

Sanook described the young man’s condition as ‘exhausted’.

SOURCE: Sanook | Siam Rath

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Volunteer ranger shot dead in Yala

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Police report that a volunteer ranger has been shot dead by a gunman on a motorcycle in the Raman district of the southern border province of Yala this morning. According to a radio report called into the Thathong police station, the attack occurred about 8:45am in front of Prachanukroh 41 School on the Kotabaru-Thung Yang Daeng road.

Witnesses say 43 year old Nikorn Sombatthong, of the 41st Ranger Regiment, was returning to camp on a motorcycle. He was overtaken by 2 men on another motorcycle. The passenger fired 6 shots from a 9mm pistol, hitting him in the head and the back. Nikorn reportedly died on the spot.

2 people on a motorbike, one driving, the other brandishing a weapon, is a popular method of chasing and shooting rangers in attacks in the South.

Yala is near the Malaysian border in which the province has been the scene of a decades-long, bloody separatist movement known as the Southern Insurgency.

Police say they are still investigating the incident.

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Man arrested for repeatedly raping stepdaughter in Nakhon Si Thammarat

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Police in southern Thailand have arrested a 38 year old man and charged him with the repeated rape of his young stepdaughter, along with illegal drug use. Officers of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division and local police arrested the man at his house in Nakhon Si Thammarat province yesterday.

The arrest follows a complaint filed by the girl’s grandmother. She says the girl, who is under 15 years old, had been raped repeatedly by her stepfather. Manager Online reports that the assaults continued for about 6 months.

The alleged victim and her 4 year old sister were in the house at the time of the arrest. Police say the suspect also tested positive for illegal drugs.

The girl reportedly told police that after her father died in late 2019, her mother took her and her young sister to live with the man, who became their stepfather.

In early January she fell sick while on a fishing trip with the stepfather on a boat. He allegedly raped her on the boat and warned her not to tell anyone, threatening to hurt her and chase everyone from his house. Afterward, he raped her many more times, both in the boat and at the house. Police say the stepfather confessed to the crimes.

He is charged with statutory rape of a minor under the age of 15, and the use of illegal drugs. The teenage girl has been placed in the care of the social welfare office in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

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One drowned, another still missing off Surat Thani

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One person is still missing, one has been recovered and another person has drowned after a search for coastal molluscs and cockles went wrong in Surat Thani yesterday. A woman was reported as being washed out to sea and her daughter-in-law is still missing, while collecting molluscs at a Laem Pho beach in Chaiya district, north in Surat Thani province.

There was a “no swimming” sign on the shoreline.

59 year old Prayoon Sridaengma, her 33 year old son (reported as a ‘nephew’ in other media), and her 21 year old daughter-in-law, went into the sea to collect shellfish. The woman’s husband and a grandchild remained on the beach.

Soon after heading into the shallows the husband noticed that the three had disappeared from view. The husband told police he believed they had been swept away by strong undercurrents.

Police called on a fishing boat returning to the shore to help search fro the missing trio. The crew pulled the mother and her son from the water. Here daughter-in-law could not be found at the time. The mother was already dead when she was pulled from the water. Her son was still alive and rushed to hospital. A search is continuing for the 21 year old daughter-in-law.

Thai-language video report from Channel 7 HERE.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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