Homeless man dies from suspected exposure to cold weather in Wat Ket

A homeless man was found dead by locals this morning, Dec. 11 in Wat Ket in what is suspected to have been a case death by exposure to cold weather.

The body was spotted at around 9 a.m. on a footpath outside a noodle shop opposite the Dara Academy on Kaeonawarat Road.

Locals noted that the man, aged between 35 and 40 was known in the area and had been spotted outside the noodle shop the night before.

Temperatures overnight in the city dropped as low as 12c with exposure suspected given that the man had little in the way of protection from the cold.

The body was taken to Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital for an autopsy to ascertain the exact cause of death before being released to relatives for funeral rites.

Photo: Guru Chiang Mai