Thai police still hunting for escaped convict in South

A road between Trang and Phatthalung province

A road between Trang and Phatthalung provinces. Photo: Vyacheslav Argenberg.

Police are still combing a forest in southern Thailand to hunt for the convict who made a daring escape from a hospital last month was reported earlier today to have been killed in an exchange of gunfire with policemen, according to a senior police officer.

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Pol Lt Gen Piyawat Chalermsri, chief of the Region 9 Police, said the convict, Chavalit Thongduang has fled deeper into the jungle straddling Trang, Phatthalung and Satun provinces.

He said police had earlier today located Chavalit’s hideout and engaged in a gunfight.

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By Thai PBS World

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