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2017 in Thailand


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The year 2017 is the 236th year of the Rattanakosin Kingdom of Thailand. It is the 2nd year in the reign of King Vajiralongkorn (Rama X), and is reckoned as year 2560 in the Buddhist Era.




  • January 2 - A collision between a minivan and a pickup truck in the Ban Bueng District kills at least 25 people and injures 2 others. Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.[1]
  • January 7 - At least 18 people are killed in flash flooding.[2]
  • January 14 - A fighter jet crashes at Hat Yai International Airport while performing a Children's Day air show, killing the pilot in the process.[3]
  • January 15 - The death toll for the floods in the south of Thailand rises to 40.[4]
  • January 23 – The death toll in the floods rises to at least 85 people, and the flood have affected an estimate of 1.7 million people.[5]


  • February 12 - King Vajiralongkorn founded the Phra Maha Muniwong (Amborn Ambaro) as the 20th Supreme Patriarch.
  • February 28 - The Thai government fires the police general for "extremely evil" misconduct and interests threatening national security.[6]





Surin Pitsuwan
  • November 30 – Surin Pitsuwan, diplomat and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1997–2001) and Secretary General of ASEAN (b. 1949).[9]

See also

  • 2017 in Thai television
  • List of Thai films of 2017


  1. ^ "Road accident kills 25 people in Thailand". 2017-01-02.
  2. ^ "Flash floods kill 18 in southern Thailand". 7 Jan 2017.
  3. ^ "Pilot disorientation blamed for Gripen fighter crash". 11 January 2018. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  4. ^ ""The worst isn't over": More rain expected as Thailand flood death toll rises to 40". 15 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Flood toll: 85 killed, 4 missing". Bangkok Post. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Thai palace fires 'extremely evil' official". Reuters. 28 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Star literateur Khun Nilawan passes away at 101". Bangkok Post. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  8. ^ Businessman shoots himself in Bangkok condo
  9. ^ Surin Pitsuwan dies at 68
  10. ^ Bishop George Yod Phimphisan, (1933-2017): A man who knew to value communication and media
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