PATHUM THANI – A wealthy businessman has died after he was crushed by a tree that fell on him while he was riding a motorcycle in Muang district on Sunday, according to reports.
Police and medical units pulled the severely injured man out from under the tree and rushed him to hospital.
He was later identified as Charoen Chanpalangsri, owner of Polycon Ltd, a 2-3 billion baht a year business.
“It was a dead tree, and it fell down on its own and landed on top of him,” according to a witness. The tree died during the great floods of 2011 and toppled over as Charoen was riding past on his motorcycle.
Charoen succumbed to his injuries in hospital
Thai Polycons Public Company Limited is a Thailand-based company engaged in the provision of construction services. Its services include construction, civil engineering, installation engineering, and landscape services. The Company constructs shopping centers, office buildings, high rise residential buildings, hospitals, power plants, utility works, manufacturing plants and other civil works