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Schoolboy, Myanmar worker killed in Prachin Buri motorcycle collision

Sep 12. 2018
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By The Nation

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A schoolboy and a migrant worker were killed when their motorcycles collided head-on in Prachin Buri's Muang district late on Tuesday night.

Police responding to reports of an accident on Ban Klong Hua Krod-Ban Yan Yao road in Tambon Bang Decha at 10:30pm arrived at the scene to find the bodies of a 10th grader, identified as Noppakhun Phaichan, 16, and Myanmar national Sow, 31. Neither rider was wearing a crash helmet.

Noppakhun's father, Damrong Phaichan, 58, said his son had ridden off in heavy rain to buy a card to top up his cellphone.

Nual, 28, wife of the Myanmar victim, said her husband was riding his motorbike home after buying dinner. The couple were working at a fishing pond in the neighbourhood.

Police suspect the two riders failed to spot each other in the darkness and heavy rain.

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