Rare robust winds topple tree at Doi Suthep temple, causing panic amongst visitors

A uncommon windstorm, recognized domestically as “Lom Luang“, stunned vacationers and monks when it struck Doi Suthep Temple in Chiang Mai, leading to a big tree collapsing throughout the Naga staircase. The incident occurred at 4pm today, when the forceful winds swept through the summit, inflicting a large red tree, big enough for three people to hug, to fall, blocking the middle of the staircase leading as much as Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Ratchaworawihan. Fortunately, Big were passing by, and solely a spotlight suffered injury. The unexpected extreme windstorm left monks and tourists startled, as such events are rare on the summit of Doi Suthep.
Once the wind calmed down, temple officials and locals collaboratively took about an hour to remove the fallen tree trunk and branches from the realm, using chainsaws to accomplish the task. The staircase was subsequently reopened, allowing guests and locals to ascend and descend as ordinary..

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