Cold garbage man drinks himself to death

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A 29-year-old garbage man died after a bout of heavy drinking to keep warm.

Weaw Thipkra-thok was discovered Jan. 6 in a shack amongst a thicket of trees off Pratamnak Soi 5. His fully dressed body was found sitting upright on a sofa, two empty bottles of cheap alcohol and an unopened package of Mama noodles next to him.

Banyat Unkaew, a friend of the Phang-nga native, said he’d last seen Weaw that morning. He’d already started drinking next to a campfire, saying he was cold.