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Poacher accidentally shoots brother dead in Chiang Mai

Mar 28. 2018
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By The Nation

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A man poaching in a Chiang Mai forest mistook his elder brother for a wild animal and shot him dead.

Siwan Suwinawe, 38, walked out of the forest near the village of Ban Omlong in Tambon Mae Sob, Samoeng district, at 2am Wednesday and turned himself in to police.

He asked them to retrieve the body of his brother, Kasem Suwinawe, 40.

Siwan said he and his brother had gone hunting on Tuesday evening but split up.

He spotted what he believed to be a large animal crawling through the brush and fired one round. There was the sound of a human crying in pain. Siwan found his brother fatally wounded, and he died soon after.

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