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Hit-and-run driver kills monk in Chalong

PHUKET: Police are searching for the driver of a white saloon car that fled the scene after knocking down a monk on Chaofa East Rd in Chalong this morning (July 4). The monk sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 4 July 2020, 01:10PM


The body of Phra Rungrote Padnguan was found in a roadside ditch not far from Wat Thai temple this morning (July 4). Photo: Chalong Police

The body of Phra Rungrote Padnguan was found in a roadside ditch not far from Wat Thai temple this morning (July 4). Photo: Chalong Police

Lt Jaruwit Khuncharoen of the Chalong Police was called to the accident scene – on Chaofa East Rd near Land and Houses estate – at around 5:30am.

At the scene, Lt Khuncharoen and rescue workers found the body of Phra Rungrote Padnguan, a Buddhist monk from the nearby Wat Tai Temple. The body was floating in a roadside ditch.

A witness told police that Phra Rungrote was walking along the road collecting aims when a white saloon car hit him and threw into the ditch. The car then sped away from the scene.

Lt Jaruwit added that police are checking CCTV cameras in the area and questioning witnesses to identify the drive and apprehend him.

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Kurt | 05 July 2020 - 09:27:30

A very sad happening. May the monk rest in peace. Hit & run is so common in Thailand. Prison time should be more hefty. One may expect that the 'run' is to mask being under influence of alcohol and/or drugs. This person should be banned for life having any driving license. Well, perhaps this killer now thinks about the Red Bull Heir and quiet his conscience with that.

 

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