Thai boy suffers severe injury to testicles after falling on tree stump

Rescuers in the Isaan province of Udon Thani helped an eight year old Thai boy who suffered a severe injury to his testicles after he tripped and fell on a sharp tree stump.

A 47 year old Thai mother reported the accident to the Song Serm Tham Rescue Foundation at 3pm yesterday, February 22. The incident scene was a roadside forest full of white lead trees in the Nong Khon sub-district, Mueang district, Udon Thani province.

Upon arrival, rescuers heard the boy crying out loud in pain. His mother and other family members surrounded him and put up an umbrella to protect him from the afternoon sun. The boy reportedly sat on the ground with a tree stump, about 30 metres long, piercing his testicles.

According to the rescue team, it was too dangerous to pull the stump out of the boy’s testicles. Rescuers decided to inject the boy with an anaesthetic and carefully cut off the stump before transferring the victim to Udon Thani Hospital.

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The boy’s mother told ThaiRath that her son and his friend were playing hide and seek at the spot. She did not ask how he ended up tripping on the stump but assumed that he might have stumbled on it and fallen to the ground while running and looking for a hiding place.

The mother added that her son usually stayed at home and did not go out to play with friends. She was shocked to learn of the accident.

The mother and the media did not provide the public with an update on the boy’s condition.

A similar incident occurred to a 14 year old boy in the central province of Chachengsao in November last year. The teenage boy injured his penis with a pen gun. The boy claimed that he kept the gun in his trouser pocket and the gun went off accidentally while he was riding a motorcycle with his friends. A bullet from the gun hit his penis and ricocheted into his friend’s leg.

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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

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