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Rice farmer killed by lightning in Phichit

Apr 29. 2017
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By The Nation

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A farmer was killed by a bolt of lightning when he went out to check his water pump in Phichit on Friday night.

The wife of Supoj Chanyo, 38, found his body on a walking path at their rice field in Moo 6 village in Tambon Thapmun in Phichit’s Taphan Hin district the following morning.

Phatta Siri, 26, told officials that her husband went out to check the water pump at 8.30pm on Friday and did not return home. She thought he had stayed overnight at a makeshift hut to keep an eye on the pump.

But when she came out to check the rice fields following a thunderstorm, she made the horrific disovery. He had sustained a large wound his right temple and severe burns from chest to feet.

Phichit Governor Weerasak Wichitsaensi later visited the family to provide help.

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