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Drug-busting cops killed in road accident

Jun 24. 2017
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By The Nation

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Two drug-suppression police officers were killed after their car crashed into a roadside tree and caught fire in the Kudrung district of Mahasarakham province early Saturday.

Pol Sattra Kijpruek, deputy inspector of Kudrung Police Station, said the accident happened at 4.30am on Chaengsanit Road in Ban Kudmek village, Tambon Kudrun.

The two policemen were identified as Pol Corporal Pithak Prajukko, 26 and Pol Sgt-Major Supachai Pasithako, 31.

Pol Colonel Thanadej Tantiarpha, commander of the police station, said the two were on a mission investigating a drug case and were returning to the police station when the accident occurred.

Local residents said they heard a loud noise and came out to see the car catching fire. They tried to pull out the two cops but the fire spread too fast. A fire engine put out the blaze 30 minutes later but the two were already dead by then.

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