Third Army Chief visited cold-spell-hit residents in Chiang Rai

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BANGKOK, 19 October 2014  The chief of the Third Army has visited Chiang Rai, where residents have been affected by the arrival of the cold season.

Commander of the Third Army Region Lt. Gen. Sathit Pitrat on Saturday visited the Pha Muang Task Forces to get an update on their operations.

During the visit, Lt. Gen. Sathit also traveled to Mae Fa Luang District in Chiang Rai province, where he handed out 500 blankets to residents of Tambon Thoet Thai who have been suffering from the drop in temperatures.

The Third Army chief said the blankets are particularly needed for people residing along the border region, where there is reportedly a short supply of winter clothing.

According to the General, the Royal Thai Army has collaborated with both state and private agencies to procure weighted blankets for those in need.