Heartless landlord leaves terminally ill man homeless before death

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The owner of a rented house in the southern province of Songkhla refused to allow a terminally ill Thai man to rest in her residence. This forced the man to seek refuge in a temple, where he passed away this morning, June 14.

Witnesses took to social media to share the heartbreaking story of 63 year old terminally ill Thai man, Yong, and his 23 year old daughter, Patchara, after seeing the woman caring for her father at Kok Saman Khun Temple in Hat Yai district, Songkhla province.

Patchara revealed to Channel 7 that Yong was severely injured in a motorcycle accident in January. He was admitted to Songklanagarind Hospital for six months before being transferred to Hat Yai Hospital two weeks ago.

Yong underwent four surgeries but his condition did not improve. Medical workers suggested Patchara stop further treatment to avoid causing Yong more suffering.

Patchara planned to take Yong home to rest but the owner of their rented house refused them entry, saying she did not want anyone to die in her residence.

Patchara disclosed that she and her father had no relatives in the province, as their home was in Isaan, and Yong was too weak to travel that far. She had no choice but to take her father to the temple.

Patchara said she understood both the hospital and the house owner. The hospital needed to free up the beds for other patients, and the house owner’s refusal was understandable.

Former district chief Ronnarong Na Pattalung stepped forward to help the family. He contacted Hat Yai Hospital to find an available bed for Yong, as it was inappropriate for a patient to stay at a temple.

Hat Yai Hospital responded and offered a bed at Bang Klam Hospital for Yong to stay as long as needed. Ronnarong also promised to help Patchara with funeral expenses when the time comes. However, Patchara insisted she would keep her father’s body for one day before the cremation, which would not be expensive.

Unfortunately, Yong died today, June 14, only a few hours after arriving at Bang Klam Hospital. His body was returned to the temple for a one-day funeral. His cremation ceremony will take place tomorrow, June 15.

Patchara stated that she wanted to end any drama and controversy about the hospital and house owner and thanked everyone for their support.

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at petch@thethaiger.com.

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