(8 October) Local residents and motorists helped themselves to free beer on Rama II Road in Samut Sakorn province last night after dozens of beer containers were accidentally dropped off from a truck.
Mr. Somchai Rakchat, the truck driver, said he unknowingly dropped several boxes of beer as the truck bumped into a water puddle on the road.
After word of the accident spread, many residents, especially the labourers who were working nearby, rushed to the scene to gather the undamaged beer bottles. Some motorists also parked their cars and joined the frenzy, causing much traffic.
Almost no one at the scene was worried about shards of broken beer bottles on the ground, nor showed any generosity to help Mr. Somchai who was frantically picking up the fallen cargo as many as he could.
Mr. Somchai, who was still visibly stunned by the incident, said he still did not know how to deal with the beer that people had taken from the truck.
The remaining load of beer would be transported to his client in Surat Thani province, Mr. Somchai said.
The road was later cleared and the traffic resumed a couple of hours after the accident.
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