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Estonian Man Takes His Own Life At Phuket Shooting Range

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Estonian Man Takes His Own Life At Phuket Shooting Range

An Estonian man took his own life on Wednesday afternoon at Patong Hill Shooting Range where he shot himself dead.

Police and EMTs were called to the shooting range in Kathu at around 1.45pm and found the body of 38-year-old Andres Podra in a pool of his own blood.

Pol Lt Sawanya Iedsong, a duty officer at Thung Thong police station, told reporters staff at the range said Mr Podra looked stressed and had been smoking before taking seven shots at the target before turning the STI pistol on himself firing one shot into his temple.

Andres Podra

Investigators found two handwritten notes on the him. One was to his Thai wife asking her to send his body home and the other to his sister telling her to ask his wife, Ms Ratchanee, why he committed suicide.

It was reported police will bring Ms Ratchanee in for questioning.

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PM Revokes State Of Emergency In Bangkok

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PM Revokes State Of Emergency In Bangkok

The Prime Minister stuck to his word and revoked the State Of Emergency in Bangkok from noon today in a bid to end the street protests.

Speaking in a televised address on Wednesday evening, the PM said he would lift the “Serious Emergency Situation in Bangkok” if there was no violence at the anti-government protests taking the first step in resolving the situation.

PM Revokes State Of Emergency In Bangkok

Protestors marched to Government House after gathering at Victory Monument at 4pm yesterday.

They handed over their demands including a large resignation letter for the PM to senior police officers before dispersing peacefully.

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Pissed Off Passenger High On Drugs Attacks Taxi Driver

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Pissed Off Passenger High On Drugs Tried To Strangle Taxi Driver

Police in Pathum Thani have arrested a 40-year-old woman high on drugs who tried to strangle a taxi driver she believed was cheating her with the strap of her handbag causing him to crash into a canal.

Ms Kanokwan ordered a cab to take her from Bang Yai District, Nonthaburi to Lam Luk Ka District, Pathum Thani.

She believed the cabbie was taking her in circles and running up the fare so she attacked him as they were crossing a bridge. During the struggle, the taxi driver bit Kanokwan’s hand to release the strap she had around his neck but lost control of the car and ended up in the water.

Kanokwan climbed out of the cab and swam to dry land where she hid in long grass.

The suspect was still hiding in the same spot when officers from Bang Bua Thong police station showed up and was soon in cuffs.

She was taken to a local hospital for a drug test where she lost control of herself again and started wrecking the place.

After a few hours in a police cell Kanokwan admitted taking drugs and attacking the taxi driver.

She was released from custody on bail pending a court appearance.

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Chinese Tourists Arrive In Thailand As Country Slowly Reopens

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Chinese Tourists Arrive In Thailand As Country Slowly Reopens

Thailand welcomed the first group of tourists in more than seven months on Tuesday evening as a tour group from China landed in Bangkok.

Tourism chiefs welcomed the holidaymakers from mainland China before their luggage were disinfected and loaded onto a bus at the Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Chinese Tourists Arrive In Thailand As Country Slowly Reopens

Thailand has recorded just a handful of local COVID-19 transmissions in more than four months and ministers are desperate to boost the tourism-dependent economy after banning international arrivals on March 22 this year.

They said that the Chinese tourists who arrived were deemed ”very low risk” after coming from a region of the country that is free of the coronavirus.

Thailand imposed strict restrictions at the start of the corona crisis and has avoided the virus taking hold.

However, the country’s tourism reliant economy accounting for up to 20 per cent of GDP has been shattered – shrinking at its deepest pace since the 1998 Asian financial crisis.



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