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Second jogger poisoned in Nonthaburi park

Jack Burton

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Officials in Nonthaburi, just northwest of Bangkok, were sent to Makut Rommayasaran Park in the government complex, to survey sites for the installation of more surveillance cameras yesterday, after 2 joggers were poisoned, apparently by someone tampering with their water bottles. According to provincial police, 2 joggers fell unconscious after drinking water from their own water bottles, which had been left temporarily unattended.

The poisoners, who police believe operate as a team, evidently used a syringe to inject the animal tranquiliser Xylazine into the plastic containers. When the joggers returned and drank the water, they rapidly fell sick and lost consciousness. Then the gang steal their personal effects. Police say 2 joggers have been poisoned so far, with 1 of them in serious condition, spending 3 days in ICU.

Nonthaburi’s governor told media that he’s ordered more lighting and CCTV cameras to be installed in the park and instructed guards to step up patrols. Joggers and visitors to the park have been warned not to leave their water bottles unattended. The provincial police commander says he’s confident that they’ll catch the perpetrators soon.

Water samples from the victims’ bottles were tested and found to contain Xylazine, which is colourless and mostly tasteless and quickly absorbed by the body.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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