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  • South

    3 suspected insurgents killed in Pattani

    Authorities shot and killed 3 suspected insurgents on Thursday in Pattani province in Thailand’s deep South, long the home of a bloody separatist insurgency. Security forces believe the men were planning to mount an attack during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The shootings are the first act of violence since Malaysia’s Barisan Revolusi Nasional, or National Revolutionary Front rebels…

  • Central Thailand

    Village elder stomped and gored to death by wild elephant

    A village elder in the central Thailand Tha Takiab district was stomped and gored to death by a wild elephant while collecting mangoes last night. Relatives told police that 53 year old Chalermphol Sukthawee, the elder of Moo 10 in Tha Takiab, was last seen leaving his home around 3pm yesterday. When he didn’t return home his family formed a search…

  • Crime

    Village leader slain in drive-by shooting in South

    Gunmen in Pattanni province in Thailand’s restive South shot dead an assistant village headman while he was exercising at a children’s playground yesterday. Pattani and its neighbouring provinces are home to Thailand’s Southern Conflict. The drive-by shooting occurred at playground in front of a football field in Ban Prawae of tambon Yarang. Witnesses say Chanwit Kaso, assistant headman of Ban…

  • Crime

    Gunman killed in Korat shopping centre – 25 dead, more than 40 injured

    Police report that the Thai army soldier, who shot and killed at least 25 people in a shooting spree in the Korat shopping centre, has been shot dead in an assault by the Hanuman special forces division. Police sources said the 32 year old gunman was shot dead in the “Zone A” area of the shopping mall basement. Another news source is…

  • Central Thailand

    Danish man dies in Chon Buri skydiving incident

    A 30 year old Danish man is dead after his parachute failed to open in central Thailand on Saturday. The incident occurred at a jump site in the Sri Racha district of Chon Buri province. Police were alerted at 12:30pm. The 30-year-old Danish national, Stefan Eiriksson Andersen, was found lying face-up and unconscious, blood coming from his mouth and nose.…

  • World

    Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

    Basketball legend Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash, along with his daughter Gianna. He was 41. The tragedy occurred in Calabasas, California yesterday. Nine people, including the pilot, lost their lives. There were no survivors. Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Bryant played his entire 20 year career in the National Basketball Association…

  • Insurgency

    One dead, two wounded in Narathiwat insurgent attack

    An insurgent is dead and two defence volunteers wounded after a clash in the the southern border province of Narathiwat on Sunday. Police reports indicate a group of insurgents attacked a defence volunteer outpost in the Sukhirin district just before noon, injuring two. Reinforcements rushed to the scene and fired on the fleeing gunmen who headed for the nearby woods.…

  • World

    Thousands of Japanese rescuers looking for survivors of Typhoon Hagibis

    by Shingo Ito and Sara Hussein Thousands of rescue workers are searching for survivors from the fury of Typhoon Hagibis, two days after the storm slammed into Japan. As of the time of this post, the storm had killed at least 35 people. (Video from Sky News below…) Hagibis crashed into the country Saturday evening, but brought hours of torrential…

  • Road deaths

    17 apprentice students killed in Samut Prakan crash, Thailand

    Seventeen students have been killed after their overloaded pick-up truck crashed and overturned in the Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan, east of Bangkok. Police report the incident happened at 1am this morning. A taxi driver from Si Sa Ket has told Thai media that shortly before 1am he saw the pick-up travel out of a Soi “at high speed”…

  • Thailand

    Rain-making training plane crashes in western Thailand

    PHOTO: Channel 7 News The Thai Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation have reported that a “Caravan” aircraft crashed in Kanchanaburi at 10.10am this morning during training exercises, killing the two occupants. Both the instructor, Captain Tarun Amanan, and trainee pilot, Suksan Chongsatientham, were found dead. The aircraft was crumpled and unrecognisable when found by villagers. The plane was…

  • Pattaya

    Elderly man killed by train north of Pattaya

    An elderly man died after being crushed by a train in Nong Pangpuay, Chon Buri, early yesterday morning at 5.30am. Police and emergency responders arrived to find the elderly man, aged between 85-90 years, killed after he train ran over him. Locals told police that it was the body of an elderly man name ‘Huan’. They said he had lived alone…

  • Road deaths

    Malay tourist allegedly ploughs into roadside workers, killing five

    “Five Thai workers were killed and another injured on the Asia Highway.” Khao Sod reports that a Malaysian tourist has been charged with reckless driving causing death and injury after her car allegedly ploughed into six Thai road workers in Songkhla, southern Thailand, on Tuesday. The workers were from the Kamphaeng Phet Highway District Office doing routine maintenance along the…

  • Crime

    Manhunt for drug suspect who ran over policeman in Surat Thani

    PHOTO: ThaiRath Surat Thani police are hunting for a drug suspect who allegedly ran over and killed a policeman while fleeing arrest in Ban Ta Khun district, west of Surat Thani, last night. The deputy provincial police chief says 46 year old Pol Sen Sgt Maj Poonkrit Buakaew was killed as he was shooting the tyres of a car that was…

  • South

    UPDATE: 4000 villagers attend funeral rites for slain monks in Narathiwat

    Over 4,000 villagers, including more than 300 monks from several temples in southern provinces and border provinces of Malaysia, have attended a bathing ritual for the two monks slain by gunmen who stormed Wat Rattananuparb in Narathiwat on Friday night. Read more about the raid HERE. The bathing rites for Phra Khru Prachote Rattananurak, the abbot of Wat Rattananuparb, and…

  • Bangkok

    Six people, including a baby, killed in Pathum Thani bus accident

    Six people, including a five month old baby, have died after their double-decker bus went out of control on a slippery road in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok. The bus overturned and ended up in a ditch early today. 50 other people have been injured in the incident. Polcie from the Khlong Luang precinct received a call at 3.30am. Officers and emergency…

  • Thailand

    Foreign Ministry assisting wife of Thai slain in France

    Thai Foreign Ministry officials are working with French authorities to assist the wife of a Thai tourist who was among three people killed by a gunman last night at a famous Strasbourg Christmas market in France. A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Busadee Santipitaksat says the Thai embassy in Paris had reported the death of 45 year old Anupong Suebsamarn, and contacted…

  • Bangkok

    Bangkok maths tutor killer admits to crime

    by Kornkamon Aksorndech The prime suspect in the murder of a young mathematics tutor has told Bangkok police that he killed his victim out of jealousy and anger. Metropolitan Police say he reportedly met with the victim, 27 year old Natthawat Piansakul, who was dating his former girlfriend, to tell him to “stay away from the woman” but claimed he was…

  • Krabi

    Two college students killed in Krabi head-on

    A pickup truck driver has fled the scene after hitting a motorbike. Two college students, who were on the motorbike, died at the scene in Krabi today (September 11). The incident happened on the Khao Panom – Nuea Klong Road at 11.30am this morning. Police and rescue workers arrived and found a pickup with damage in the front. Nearby they…