Archive For The “Udon News” Category

Driver Killed In Udon Thani Crash At 170km Per Hour

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Driver Killed In Udon Thani Crash At 170km Per Hour

A driver was killed when his car crashed into the rear of an 18 wheeler-trailer truck parked in the left lane of an Udon Thani road. He appeared to have been driving at 170 kph.   Police said the crash caused the speedometer to stick at the 170kph mark in the car driven by Anuwat…

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Speeding Granny Causes Carnage At Suphan Intersection

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Speeding Granny Causes Carnage At Suphan Intersection

A speeding 70 year old “forgetful” grandmother was caught on CCTV at a Suphanburi intersection causing absolute carnage. Boonchoo in a pick-up had gone through the red light and smashed into three motorbikes and sideswiped two other vehicles before colliding with the footpath and coming to a stop 100 metres down the road. Witnesses saw…

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Suspected CIA Black Site in Udon Thani To Become Tourist Destination

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Suspected CIA Black Site in Udon Thani To Become Tourist Destination

Not many tourist attractions promote themselves by saying “there’s nothing to see here”. But the Ramasun Camp Historical Museum in north-eastern Thailand isn’t your average destination: it’s among the locations suspected of hosting a CIA black site and secret torture prison.   Set to open as a museum on Saturday, the base started as the…

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Body Of Unidentified Man Found On Deserted Land in Udon Thani’s Mueang District On Monday Morning

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Body Of  Unidentified Man  Found On  Deserted  Land in Udon Thani’s Mueang District On Monday Morning

The body was found near a shelter for homeless people in a 5-rai (0.8 hectare) deserted plot with tall grasses on Watananuwong road, behind a sofa factory.   Wasant Khamkanya, 25, a worker at the factory, told police that when he came to work in the morning, he had noticed a stench so strong that…

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Crackdown On Suspected Major Loan Sharks In Udon Thani

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Crackdown On Suspected Major Loan Sharks In Udon Thani

In a major crackdown of loan sharks in the northeastern province of Udon Thani, police, military personnel and local administration officials arrested three members of a business family on charges of extending loans with exorbitant interest rates beyond legal limits and operating personal loan business without permission.   The three suspects from the same family…

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Sixty Gamblers Arrested Playing “Hi-Lo” In Downtown Udon

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Sixty Gamblers Arrested Playing “Hi-Lo” In Downtown Udon

Police, military and local officials raided a godown in Udon Thani last night and arrested 60 gamblers and staff playing Hi-Lo.   The operation had been busted just recently and had moved just around the corner to new premises. The authorities found a room equipped with air-con and other comforts in the godown in the…

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Unidentified Body Retrieved From Udon Thani Pond

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Authorities have yet to identify a young man whose body was found floating in a public pond in Muang Udon Thani earlier this week. Police were called at 6.40am to Nong Sima Pond behind Don Bosco Wittahay School. No identification documents were found on the corpse, only the key to a motorcycle. There was a…

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Som Tam Seller Stabs His Wife’s Enemy Who Dies In Udon Thani Hospital

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Som Tam Seller Stabs His Wife’s Enemy Who Dies In Udon Thani Hospital

A Som Tam seller has given himself up to police in Udon Thani after he was caught on video stabbing his wife’s rival in a fight in a street in the village of Ban Dong Yuat. In the fight Suphatra Ooiha, 19, was getting the better of Praew when the latter’s husband joined the affray…

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Inauspicious Start To Udon Thani School Semester As Fire Razes Uniform Shop

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Inauspicious Start To Udon Thani School Semester As Fire Razes Uniform Shop

A fire caused B10 million in damage to a shop selling stationary and student uniforms in Udon Thani late Tuesday night. No one was injured in the blaze at the store, Chutima, which is about 500 metres from the Tambon Nong Han municipal offices in Nong Han district. Firefighters got the call shortly after 12.30am…

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Udon Thani Deputy Governor To Order Probe Into Alleged “Mafia” Gang

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Udon Thani Deputy Governor To Order Probe Into Alleged “Mafia” Gang

Udon Thani deputy governor Thanapol Chantharanimi has promised to launch an investigation into an alleged “Mafia” gang in Ban Dung district which has allegedly intimidated the district’s deputy chief to the extent that he has asked for a transfer out of the district.   The deputy governor gave the promise as he was in Tambon…

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