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Man going to son’s wedding drowns as car plunges into river

A school director drowned on the way to his son’s wedding after his car plunged into the Tha Chin River in Suphan Buri’s Mueang district on Saturday morning.

Pol Captain Sumet Suksattha, deputy inspector of Muang Suphan Buri police station, was alerted to the accident at 7.20am on Piharn Daeng-Pho Phraya road in Tambon Pho Phraya.

Rescuers used a tow-truck to pull the Camry car from the river. The body of Anusak Wayakham, 59, was found inside.

Anusak was the director of Wat Prachumchon School in Tambon Ban Pho. His relatives said he left home at 6.10am to drive to his son’s wedding rite in Ban Pho Sai village in Mueang district.

Sumet said Anusak apparently lost control of his car on a sharp curve in the road.

A witness, Damrongsak Phophankul, 52, said he was fishing in his boat when he saw car lights before the car plunged into the river. He said he tried to help the driver but could not open the doors.

The Nation 

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