Police officer dies of heart attack in wake of weekend clashes

A police officer who was on call during Sunday night’s clashes with demonstrators at Viphavadee Rangsit Road has died from cardiac arrest, local media reported on Monday.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Wiwat Sinsert of the Dhammasala Police Station was on duty and stationed for crowd control during the pro-democracy movement’s march from Victory Monument to Vibhavadee Rangsit Road, before he suffered a heart attack during the clashes.

The police officer was immediately taken by ambulance to Rajavithi Hospital, but later died in the emergency room after the doctors’ attempts at resuscitation.

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