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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Thai Diplomat Killed in Crash

Thailand's military attache to Russia and his wife died in a traffic accident southeast of Moscow when their vehicle collided head on with a truck, police said Sunday.

Colonel Sontichai Toomhirun and his wife were killed Saturday when their vehicle drove into the incoming lane and smashed into a truck about 140 kilometers from Moscow, said Mikhail Maslov, a spokesman for the regional traffic police.

Maslov said that Toomhirun, who was driving the car, and his wife were making a weekend trip to Suzdal, a medieval city that is famous for its ancient churches and other historic monuments.

Officials at the Thai Embassy were unavailable for comment Sunday.