2 die as cold snap hits North, Northeast
Two men were found dead yesterday in Loei and Nakhon Ratchasima. Police believed they succumbed to heart failure due to cold weather.
According to police, doctors said Khru U-kanya, 55, a resident of Loei, died of heart failure because he was drunk and fell asleep without sufficient covering in cold weather.
The temperature in many districts of Loei was reported to be 13 to 16 degrees Celsius early yesterday. The mercury hit 7.5C at Phu Kradueng National Park and ranged from 9 to 14C at other national parks in the province.
In Nakhon Ratchasima's Phimai district, the temperature dropped to 14-15C on Friday night. Sawas Tomit, 61, was believed to have died of heart failure due to cold weather in the district yesterday. His body would be sent for an autopsy to ascertain the cause of death.
Health officials would provide health checks and blankets to more than 1,000 elderly people in the district.
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and his Royal Consort, Her Royal Highness Princess Srirasmi, yesterday had their representative give 2,000 sets of blankets and clothes to Lampang residents affected by the cold.