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Unqualified Kalasin rescue volunteer criticised for his handling of crash victim – VIDEO

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A rescue volunteer in Issan’s Kalasin province has come under heavy criticism for attempting to treat an injured victim of a traffic incident, despite being altogether unqualified. The victim later died in hospital. Witnesses of the incident recorded footage last night showing a man lying on the ground with broken limbs when a rescue volunteer arrives at the scene and bends his legs to his chest in order to fix them.

The footage showed several bystanders screaming, looking at the horrifying scene until another group of rescue volunteers arrived and took the victim in an ambulance to the hospital.

WARNING: the video contains seen here contains graphic footage and viewer discretion is advised.

Unqualified Kalasin rescue volunteer criticised for his handling of crash victim - VIDEO | News by Thaiger

Many netizens have condemned the man’s actions before more qualified personnel could arrive. The victim reportedly died in hospital and the National Institute for Emergency Medicine has ordered an investigation.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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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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