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Four New BTS Stations Opening Friday

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Four New BTS Stations Opening Friday

The operators of the BTS Skytrain system announced the opening of four new stations on the Sukhumvit Line northern extension will go ahead as planned this Friday following a series of successful test runs.

The four new stations opening are Royal Forest Department (N14), Bang Bua (N15), 11th Infantry Regiment (N16) and Wat Phra Si Mahathat (N17).

All trips between the Royal Forest Department and Wat Phra Si Mahathat will be free until the end of the year.

Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang said the new stations would link educational institutions, government offices, and suburban communities while relieving traffic on normally congested roads along the route of the new extension.

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Russian Woman Suspected Of Murdering Her Infant Daughter In North Pattaya

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Russian Woman Suspected Of Murdering Her Infant Daughter

A Russian woman who attempted to take her own life by jumping from a third-floor apartment in North Pattaya at the weekend is in police custody suspected of murdering her infant daughter.

Anna Efimova, 33, was found by police and medics with injuries to her legs at the apartment block on Sukhumvit Road at around 3.30pm on Sunday afternoon.

While she was taken to Bangkok Pattaya hospital for treatment while Banglamung police went to inspect her room where they found blood stains and splatters on the floor and walls.

In the bathroom, they discovered the body of an infant girl with 3 large wounds to her forehead under a towel below the wash hand basin.

Documents found in the room identified the dead infant as the woman’s daughter who was 1 year and 7 months old.

Russian Woman Suspected Of Murdering Her Infant Daughter

Police also found drug paraphernalia in the room with officers speculating the suspect might have been high when she killed her daughter, before jumping from the balcony.

An employee at the apartment block told police the woman checked in with her daughter on Saturday at 7pm and paid for a three-day stay.

Police are now waiting for the woman to recover to question her over the girl’s death.

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Boxing Is Back But No Spectators Allowed

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Boxing Is Back But No Spectators Allowed

Muay Thai boxing resumed on Saturday after more than three months but fans of the national sport had to make do with watching on television as spectators are still banned.

Matches resumed as Thailand eases measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 which left hundreds of boxers and referees without work.

No local transmissions of the virus have been reported for 40 days.

However, authorities have yet to issue rules on when and how spectators will be allowed to attend sports venues.

In March, a spike in virus cases was linked to a boxing match at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.

“Today is a good start for the boxing industry,” said Viboon Jampa-nguern, head of the boxing committee.

“Boxers are in jeopardy, they don’t have alternative jobs. The same goes for those who work as boxing referees, they don’t have second jobs to support them,” he said.

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Suicide Suspected In Death Of Australian Man In Pattaya

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Suicide Suspected In Death Of Australian Man In Pattaya

A 59-year-old Australian man was found dead on Saturday afternoon at a Pattaya apartment with police suspecting suicide was the likely cause of death.

Police were alerted at around 4.30pm by the apartment block housekeeper who found the body of Andrew George Tomlinson laid on the bed with a plastic bag over his head fastened with a cable tie. His hands were also bound with a cable tie.

There were no signs of a struggle, no bruises on the body, no reason to suspect a robbery gone wrong and no valuables missing.

CCTV from the building showed nobody had entered the room.

The body was sent to Police General Hospital in Bangkok for a post-mortem to determine the exact cause of death and the Australian embassy notified.

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