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A 10 year old boy was crushed to death by a 100 year old banyan tree which fell down this morning at a temple in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, southern Thailand. The boy was sitting near the tree studying online when the incident happened. The boy sadly died from his injuries at the scene. The boy’s relatives said that 10 year old Kraiwit Ketwichit went to the temple with his grandma to help out with work around the temple as usual. The grade 5 student sat down under a mangosteen tree near the banyan tree with his smartphone to study […]

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Old trees has to be prune to avoid heavy load on them as the Heartwood could be prone to termite attack and hollow in the middle. Any such trees has to be cut down immediately. Normally Banyan trees have supporting tentacles to bear the additional weight of the branches. Hence they remain strong even though the main trunk is hollow. It is unfortunate that this tree lacks such support.

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