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The bodies of the man and the woman in the street today

Man in Dispute With Phuket Landlords Shoots Woman, Man Dead

Saturday, January 25, 2014
UPDATE

Police named the shooter as Boonlet Thanom-anantakun, 42, who fired 22 shots when the son criticised the stall he ran in front of the pharmacy as dirty.

Original Report

PHUKET: A dispute between Phuket landlords and their renter became fatal today when the renter apparently shot a man and a woman dead.

The shooter turned himself in to police soon after the shooting at 5pm in Phuket's Tunthong district.

The bodies of the man and the woman lay on the ground outside the premises.

The killer was explaining what happened to officers at Tungthong Police Station.

The dead - probably mother and son - were named as Worapatr Tirstantayaporn, 35, and Puangrut Tirstantayaporn, 57.

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Saving face resulted in 2 dead.

Nothing new in Thailand but most people back home simply would not believe such things can happen for so trivial reasons.

Posted by ThaiMike on January 25, 2014 19:31

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I'm sure that when he admits his guilt and does the compulsory "wai" his sentence will be cut in 1/2 ! Good thing he's Thai and not Swedish

Posted by Tom on January 25, 2014 19:46

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Thais don't accept criticism well

Posted by slickmelb on January 25, 2014 19:47

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What's happening in Phuket? Two dead over a 'dirty stall' dispute? Absolutely crazy!

Posted by Magic man on January 27, 2014 07:54

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Plenty of dirty stalls around, just don't say anything & go somewhere else if you can.

Posted by Anonymous on January 27, 2014 14:43


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