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Man found dead in Nan river

A rafthouse resident helps officials locate a man found dead in the Nan River in Muang district of Phitsanulok on Monday. (Photo by Chinnawat Singha)
A rafthouse resident helps officials locate a man found dead in the Nan River in Muang district of Phitsanulok on Monday. (Photo by Chinnawat Singha)

PHITSANULOK: The body of a man reported missing three days earlier was found in the Nan River near Wat Chan Tawan-ok temple in Muang district on Monday afternoon.

Pol Lt Col Kamchad Chanthasen, a Muang police investigator, said the discovery was made by a man who lived in a rafthouse in the river.

The man, Nithikorn Ampawan, 70, said that while in his rafthouse he heard people yelling that there was a body floating in the middle of the river.

He rowed a boat from the rafthouse into the river to examine. He attached a rope to the body and pulled it to the boat landing at Wat Chan Tawan-ok and informed the police.

The body was identified by his relatives as that of Anumat Sudsangob, 50, of Moo 9 village in tambon Bung Phra of Muang district. The relatives said they informed the police that Anumat had gone missing three days earlier after leaving his motorcycle in front of Wat Ratburana temple.

They said Anumat was jobless and a habitual drinker who had no known conflicts with anyone.

Police were investigating. The body was sent to Naresuan University Hospital for an autopsy to establish the cause of death.

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