BANGKOK, Nov 22 (TNA) – Two persons died of apparent exposure to cold over the weekend as temperatures in Thailand dropped to as low as 15 degrees Celsius in the upper part of the country.
Pramuk Tipracha, 43, is the second cold-related death in the northeastern province of Kalasin. He presumably died of heart failure as he slept in a hut without a blanket to guard unmilled rice.
The other death was a watchman, age 80, in the eastern province of Chantaburi, hired to guard an orchard. His body was found in the orchard and local officials believe he had been dead for three days.
In the northeastern province of Roi Et, local residents gathered around a bonfire to keep warm as they lacked winter clothes.
The meteorological department said the temperature in the North, Northeast and the East will further drop by one to two degrees Celsius, influenced by the intense high pressure system covering the upper part of the country.