Falling tree kills rich businessman

PATHUM THANI – A wealthy businessman has died after he was crushed by a tree that fell on him while he was riding a motorcycle in Muang district on Sunday, according to reports.

  • Published: 28/01/2013 at 04:43 PM
  • Newspaper section: breakingnews

Police and medical units pulled the severely injured man out from under the six-metre tree and rushed him to hospital.

He was later identified as Charoen Chanpalangsri, owner of Polycon Ltd, a two billion to three billion baht a year business.

“It was a dead tree, and it fell down on its own and landed on top of him,” according to a witness. The tree died during the great floods of 2011 and toppled over as Charoen was riding past on his motorcycle.

Charoen succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

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