Temple’s abbot believed electrocuted in his flooded lodging

The abbot of a temple in Muang district of Nakhon Si Thammarat was found dead in his flooded lodging on Saturday, suspected to be electrocuted.

Meanwhile, the body of a 70-year old man who was believed to be drowned has been found in Tambon Tha Rua of Muang district on the same day.

A police team and rescue workers from Tai Tek Toeng foundation who went to Wat Thavaravadi found the lodging of Phra Khru Sukhantithararak flooded about a few inches deep and an electrical plug submerged although the temple itself was flooded about 50 cm deep.

A forensic expert found no wounds on the abbot's body or traces of struggle in the lodging and the police suspected he died of electrocution.

In Sichon district, the driver of a pickup truck escaped injury when his vehicle plunged into a deep hole caused by flooding on a road in Ban Kuan Chang Rong in Tambon Sichon.

The driver, Mr Nanthapol Khunsuparb told the police that he was on his way to a drug store in town to buy some medicines for his sick daughter. He said he was unaware that there was a big hole in the middle of the road and drove into it.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)