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Lightning kills rice farmer as thunderstorms sweep Buri Ram

Apr 26. 2018
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By The Nation

A Buri Ram farmer was fatally injured on Wednesday evening when lightning struck the ground near him while he was sowing rice.

Ian Lokeprakhone, 62, of Ban Bart, Tambon Takotapi, Prakhone Chai district died at the Buri Ram provincial hospital on Thursday morning.

He’d been transferred there from his district hospital due to his critical condition.

Lightning also killed a cow owned by Thawil Lekprakhone in Moo 2 village, Tambon Khok Ma, at about the same time Ian was injured.

Officials said thunderstorms damaged about 50 houses in Khok Ma and Takotapi.

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