Ban Bueng District, Chonburi –
A tree fell on a 51-year-old man yesterday in Ban Bueng district, Chonburi after a sudden storm hit.
The accident took place yesterday, March 31st, around 06.30 p.m. Deputy Inspector Wirat Trakulthai was notified of one villager seriously injured from being stuck under a fallen tree in the Nong Chak sub-district, Ban Bueng district, Chonburi.
Upon arriving at the accident, Songsak Sae-Tiao, a 51-year-old victim, had sustained several bone fractures including his left leg and right temple and was in a drowsy state. Then, he was hospitalized at Ban Bueng Hospital. At the accident scene, there were also many fallen trees blocking the roadway which were later moved by Nong Chak public workers.
Siriwan Chantip, an eyewitness, said there was a heavy storm at the time, and the wind was so strong it blew down many trees on the side of the road, and unfortunately one tree fell on the victim and knocked him out.
Not far away at 349 Road, Nong Chak – Phanat Nikhom, near Nong Khhen market, 13 power poles were reportedly blown down by the storm as well.
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