Three rubber tappers killed in southern Thai provinces


NARATHIWAT, Oct 9 – A public health volunteer was gunned down in Narathiwat, and a couple was shot dead in Pattani on Tuesday.

Health volunteer Suena Seng, 44, was shot three times by a gunman on a motorcycle while she and her husband drove a motorcycle to tap rubber. Fatally hit in the head, she died while being taken to hospital. Her husband was not wounded.

Meanwhile in Pattani, two gunmen in a rubber plantation ambushed a couple coming by motorcycle to tap rubber.

Both Khon Phetchsorn and his wife Nit died immediately at the scene, one kilometre from their home. The gunman took the husband’s gun before leaving the scene of the killing.

Police believed the shootings were done by insurgents.