Fallen Tree Narrowly Misses PM Prayuth's Car

Two of Gen. Prayuth's bodyguards were injured by a tree that fell on the PM's motorcade, 17 Dec 2014.

BANGKOK — The Prime Minister of Thailand narrowly escaped injury after a tree fell on his motorcade in Bangkok today, injuring two of his bodyguards.

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who is also the chairman of Thailand’s military junta, was leaving a public event at the Bangkok Planetarium on Sukhumvit Road at around 10 am when the tree fell on his motorcade.

Two police bodyguards riding on motorcycles were injured and immediately sent to hospital. 

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The junta leader has yet to publicly comment on the accident. His motorcade proceeded to the Government House without any further incident. 

Prior to the mishap, Gen. Prayuth was visiting an exhibition called "Returning Happiness to the Young People" at Thailand's state-owned planetarium. 

CORRECTION: The original article incorrectly stated that the accident occured on Petchaburi Road.

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