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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Scottish Muay Thai Boxer Dies Before Fight in Korat

KORAT — A Scottish Muay Thai fighter died of suspected heatstroke Sunday morning in Korat while trying to lose weight before an upcoming fight.

Ice Truck Takes Out Highway Sign on Rainy Night

BANGKOK — A man was charged with reckless driving after losing control of an ice truck, causing it to slide out of its lane and knock down a highway sign early Monday morning on Sirat Expressway.

Two People Drove Into Bangkok Gas Station and Died This Morning

BANGKOK — Police are trying to figure out how a man and woman ended up dying inside a truck Saturday morning at a gas station in southeastern Bangkok.

Big Baht Bounty for Bangkok’s ‘Belgian Bridge’ Burner: Police

BANGKOK — Been stuck in traffic on Rama IV Road and need someone to blame? Police say this is your guy.

Forest Ranger Sacked For Poaching in His Own Forest

BANGKOK — A forestry official was sacked from his job Monday after the director-general of the Forestry Department saw his posts bragging about jungle cats, mongooses and other wild animals he has killed.
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Waterworks Authority Says Corruption Case Files Untouched by Fire

BANGKOK — The Provincial Waterworks Authority said Tuesday that no documents pertaining to a recently launched investigation into corruption within the organization were destroyed in a fire Monday night.

Tech Shop Burns at Fortune Town

BANGKOK — A fire broke out on the third floor of the Fortune Town shopping mall Monday morning on Ratchadapisek Road. No one was reported injured on...

Close Call! Man Escapes Toilet Cobra Ambush Unscathed

NONG KHAI — A Nong Khai man’s nethers narrowly escaped a close encounter with a cobra Wednesday night in his bathroom in northeastern Thailand.

Devastating Forest Fire Blamed on Hunters, Foragers

LAMPANG — A fire that scorched hundreds of rai (dozens of hectares) of forest and brush Thursday morning in the northern province of Lampang was likely caused by carelessness, a local forest official said.

French Woman Cites Heat for Naked Stroll Near Khaosan Road

BANGKOK — Police said Wednesday they believe a French woman who ran naked through the streets near Khaosan Road was mentally ill and complained it was too hot.

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