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Truckload of Pigs Drown Miserably After Truck Plunges Into Canal

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A Klong (canal) in Bang Pu Mai, Samut Prakan

A Klong (canal) in Bang Pu Mai, Samut Prakan. Photo: Mattes.

SUPHANBURI — Bommin Natthongin recalled Thursday that when he arrived on the scene to find more than 80 pigs drowned and dozens more struggling for air, it reminded him of a slaughterhouse.

He was among rescue workers to rush to the scene Wednesday where a truck carrying 100 pigs had run off the road and into a khlong, causing 82 of them to drown in the central province’s Don Chedi district. The driver, who sustained an injury, said the steering wheel became stuck.

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By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich
Khaosod English

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