Two Killed by Falling Trees as Heavy Rain Batters Thailand

Two Killed By Falling Trees

Storms in Phuket and Nakhon Si Thammarat claimed the lives of two people, both crushed by falling trees, early on Sunday night.

In Phuket, a teacher was killed when a large tree fell on top of his living quarters inside the grounds of Thairath Withaya School 26 in Krathu district.

The tree was uprooted at about 8.25 pm by a violent rainstorm.

The teacher, Thanachart Thianwattanakul, 29, was crushed to death.

His body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital.

In Nakhon Si Thammarat, a large Sadao tree fell during heavy rain and crushed an elderly woman at about 6 pm.

Ead Kiriphet, 68, was collecting firewood from around the base of the tree, in Moo 8 village of tambon Phromlok in Phrom Khiri district.