By Sanom Boonchanteuk
The Lom Sak district-based sanctuary chief’s body was found three kilometres from where his truck was found in nearby Tambon Pak Chong.
Sudjit was on his way to a meeting in Phitsanulok when his truck was swept into a roadside creek, police said. Sudjit reportedly travelled alone to the meeting because he had earlier instructed his subordinates to join other officials in clearing a local road that had been affected by a landslide.
The truck was found surrounded by torrential floodwater at 5am. Initially believing his body was trapped inside, rescue workers found the truck was empty, and promptly launched a search along the creek. They found the body stuck in downstream rocks and tree branches at 9.30am.
His body will be sent for a funeral at a temple in Tambon Wang Chompoo of Muang Phetchabun.