PHUKET: Doctors at Patong Hospital were left scratching their heads over the mysterious case of a teenage construction worker who was admitted to hospital after vomiting a three-inch nail and a knotted length of string. After vomiting up the string and nail, 17-year-old Samorn Ngamphosri, from Buri Ram Province, was taken to Wachira Phuket Hospital, where an X-ray determined that he also had a one-inch nail in his bowels. Doctors, fearing a punctured intestine, said they might have to operate to extract it. K. Samorn, who had, before the tsunami, worked as a kitchen assistant, professed to being as baffled as the doctors as to how the objects had arrived in his stomach. He said that he had no enemies, and that he had never eaten any nails or string.
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