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Falling branch kills Phuket rubber tapper

Falling branch kills Phuket rubber tapper

PHUKET: A 67-year-old man was found dead in a rubber plantation yesterday afternoon (February 10), the victim of a fallen branch.


By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 11 February 2014, 06:05PM


Jaroon Tankonggoy, who lived in Moo 2, Tambon Srisoontorn, suffered head and other injuries from the falling branch.

His wife Pranom said her husband went out to tap rubber at 3am but did not return as usual for lunch. She went looking for him and found him dead under a large branch.

She went back home and asked relatives to help her retrieve his body, which was then taken to Thalang hospital.

The police, after taking advice from doctors, recorded Mr Jaroon’s death as an accident and then freed the body to the family for the funeral.

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