A schoolboy and a migrant worker were killed when their motorcycles collided head-on in Prachin Buri's Muang district late on Tuesday night.
Police responding to reports of an accident on Ban Klong Hua Krod-Ban Yan Yao road in Tambon Bang Decha at 10:30pm arrived at the scene to find the bodies of a 10th grader, identified as Noppakhun Phaichan, 16, and Myanmar national Sow, 31. Neither rider was wearing a crash helmet.
Noppakhun's father, Damrong Phaichan, 58, said his son had ridden off in heavy rain to buy a card to top up his cellphone.
Nual, 28, wife of the Myanmar victim, said her husband was riding his motorbike home after buying dinner. The couple were working at a fishing pond in the neighbourhood.
Police suspect the two riders failed to spot each other in the darkness and heavy rain.