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Second Large Tree Topples Downtown After Heavy Rain

BANGKOK — A large tree fell and blocked Bangkok’s Soi Sukhumvit 53 as heavy rain lashed the capital Wednesday morning. The second great tree to...

Rotten Roots Blamed for Toppled Tree That Killed Woman

BANGKOK — Officials blamed damaged and misshapen roots for a large tree which toppled and killed a woman along a busy street in downtown Bangkok on Saturday.

Falling Tree, Utility Pole Kill Motorist at Chit Lom

BANGKOK — Police are investigating what caused several large trees to fall on Soi Chit Lom, taking out an electrical pole which fell and killed a motorist Saturday morning.

Distracted by Phone, Woman Killed Crossing Chonburi Road

CHONBURI — A woman struck by a car as she crossed a road while talking on the phone in dramatic footage circulated online has died, police said Thursday.

Man Falls to Death From Thaniya Plaza on Silom

BANGKOK — A man fell to his death early Tuesday morning from the top of a Silom Road shopping mall.

Fugitive Red Bull Heir’s Passports Revoked

BANGKOK — The Ministry of Foreign affairs on Friday revoked the passport of Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, scion of Red Bull’s energy drink fortune.
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Foreign Man Dies at Pattaya’s ‘Thai Sky Adventures’

PATTAYA — A foreign man fell to his death while skydiving Thursday afternoon, police said.

Turbulence Injures 27 Aboard Aeroflot on Approach to BKK

BANGKOK — Twenty-seven people have been injured, several with suspected spinal damage, after an Aeroflot Boeing 777-300 on which they were travelling from Moscow to Bangkok hit strong turbulence.

Thai Family Mourns Girl Killed in Video Streamed on Facebook

PHUKET — The funeral was held Saturday for an 11-month-old Thai girl who was killed by her father in a video broadcast live on Facebook before he then hanged himself.

Legal Action Against Italian-Thai Weighed After Red Line Collapse Kills 3

BANGKOK — The head of the labor welfare department is threatening legal action against Italian-Thai Development Co. Ltd. after three workers were killed Friday night while working on the elevated Red Line extension.

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