One security guard of protesting farmers was killed and another seriously wounded when armed men opened fire at the protesting farmers on Sunday morning at the railway crossing at Ban Toon in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Cha-uat district.
Police said the armed men fired five gun shots at the rubber and oil palm growers demanding higher rubber prices, seriously wounding two of them. The incident occurred at about 3am.
Sirichai Boonwong, 30, was hit under one of the eyes and in the chest, while Sithisak Jaingam, 28, was shot in the mouth and the chest.
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