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17 January 2008 :: 16:01:35 pm 12151

Horrific Accident; Man Is Run Over By Train And Loses Hand And Leg

A Burmese worker, apparently very intoxicated, lay down on the railroad tracks to count the stars. Instead, he fell asleep. He was unable to react quickly enough when a train approached. The man was very severely injured. His left leg was cut off below the knee and his left hand was cut off as well.
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On 17 January 2008, at 12:30am, Banglamung Inspector, Police Major Kunawut Chainuann, was notified that a man had been run over by a train. The man sustained critical injuries. His left leg, below the knee, and his left hand were sliced off. Police and Sawang Boriboon Rescue rushed to the construction site, near where the accident occurred, in Moo 10, Nongprue, Banglamung.

At the scene of the mishap, a railway opposite a construction site, between Soi Kownoi and Soi Kowtalow, a man named Chai (surname unknown), was laying on the railroad tracks, and crying out in pain. His body was covered with blood. His left leg was amputated from the knee and his left hand had been cut off as well. His fingers were broken into pieces. The rescue team collected the various body parts, which were spread around the area, and rushed Mr. Chai to Banglamung Hospital.

At the hospital, Mr. Chai, who seemed to be in an intoxicated condition, told reporters that he is a Burmese worker, who worked at a construction site on the other side of the road. On the night of the accident, he had consumed a large quantity of alcohol and decided to take a walk. He decided to lie down on the tracks and count the stars, but fell asleep, instead. By the time he heard the Chonburi bound train (coming from Maptaput) approaching, he was unable to react quickly enough and was run over by the train; causing serious injuries. After the train passed, Mr. Chai was shocked when he realized how badly injured he was and screamed for help.

Due to language difficulties, Mr. Chai was unable to provide more details. However, he showed his arm and leg to photographers. (See video.)

After he was X-rayed, doctors informed Mr. Chai that his hand and leg could not be reattached because they were damaged too badly. Mr. Chai was sent to Chonburi Hospital for further treatment.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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