Bangkok: Speeding Taxi Kills Al Jazeera Reporter

Taxi-meter in Udon Thani, Thailand

Taxi-meter in Udon Thani, Thailand. Image: Ilya Plekhanov.

BANGKOK — A Thai reporter who worked for Al Jazeera was run over and killed by a taxi last night, police say.

Metee Mooktaree was crossing Sukhumvit Road under Ploenchit BTS Station at around midnight when he was hit by a speeding taxi, said Pol.Col. Chaiya Kongsap, commander of the Lumpini Police Station in Bangkok.


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