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Dozing soldier blamed for Surin pileup

Dec 27. 2018
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No one was injured in a 13-vehicle pileup on Thursday morning in Surin's Prasart district, which police blamed on a soldier falling asleep at the wheel.

Lt Col Natthawuth Summat of Prasart police attended the Tambon Kang An's market on the Surin-Prasart Road, where 12 cars and one motorcycle were damaged. 

The incident on the first day of the seven-day New Year holiday caused congestion on Highway 24 between Ubon Ratchathani and the Cambodia border at Chong Chom.

The police said the accident was caused by a pickup driven by a 24-year-old soldier, Sergeant Wanphot Cheepho, who was returning from Muang Surin and heading to a border base in Phanom Dongrak district. 

It was reported that Wanphot fell asleep and crashed into the parked cars and a motorcycle in front of the market.

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