Cold weather kills two in Uttaradit

Cold weather has been blamed for the deaths of two people in Tha Pla district of Uttaradit.

Room In-jae, president of the Ta Faek tambon administration organisation, said the temperature plunged to 9C yesterday morning in the mountainous area close to the Sirikit Dam.

Two people with asthma have died because of the cold weather, Mr Room said.

About 1,385 families in the tambon need blankets and warm clothes, he added.

In the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, the temperature dropped to 15-17C in the central Phimai district yesterday morning. 

The cold snap prompted teachers at Anuban Suriya Uthai Phimai School to organise activities outdoors to keep students warm under the sun. 

In Buri Ram, the temperature fell to 13C in Pa Kham district.

Pa Kham district chief Chaiwat Junthirapong cautioned residents about lighting bonfires to keep themselves warm. 

Local authorities distributed blankets to more than 1,000 residents, Mr Chaiwat said.

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Discussion 1 : 20/12/2013 at 06:21 PM
Gee, if Yingluck cancelled her order for just 1 VIP plane or the Supreme Commander decided not to repair the "airship" the money could buy several THOUSAND electric or kereosene heaters !
Discussion 2 : 20/12/2013 at 11:14 AM
9C is between 48 and 49 F ....that is no where near cold enough to kill someone
Discussion 3 : 20/12/2013 at 09:43 AM
asthma is one of a number of diseases which are called diseases of civilisation, it has numerous causes and triggers but cold weather is not one of them. In most countries it is a Spring and Summer problem.
Discussion 4 : 20/12/2013 at 09:12 AM
EVERY year it gets cold up there. EVERY year the Government hands out blankets etc. What happens to the blankets when it warms up? It seems the lack of foresight Thais possess does not allow them to fold up the blankets, put away until next year.
Discussion 5 : 20/12/2013 at 09:03 AM
What would Thailand do if it got really cold here - like below 0 degrees?
Discussion 6 : 20/12/2013 at 08:38 AM
. This kind of sarcasm/cynicism is not necessary, have some respect for the dead.Cold, damp air can trigger an acute asthma attack, while it is true that they died of acute asthma, it was, in fact caused by the cold weather.
Discussion 7 : 20/12/2013 at 08:23 AM
So they died of a asthma attack not the Cool weather .

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