Riot officer succumbs to injuries

A crowd control policeman died in hospital from his injuries after he fell while descending on a rope from a helicopter during a rescue drill over Vibhavadi police station on Wednesday, reports said.

The accident occurred about noon.

The officer was named as Pol Sr Sgt Maj Monchai Boonpairote, a member of a riot control unit of the Region 1 Provincial Police Bureau.

He was rushed to Kasemrat Hospital in Prachachuen area, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

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