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Another farmer collapses under burden of debt

The wife of the farmer who was found dead at home in Ratchaburi's Pak Tho district on Saturday believes her husband died due to stress over debts and overdue payment for his pledged rice.

Wares Hangklaiphum, 43, said her husband Samran Hangklaiphum, 49, was owed more than Bt500,000 for two batches of pledged rice, but ended up having to borrow Bt100,000 to fund his next crop. She said this latest loan increased the family's debts to Bt200,000. Wares said her husband, father of three, was a family man and did not smoke or drink. She said the family was waiting for autopsy results.


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