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89 year old grandmother hurt by falling coconut branch

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An 89 year old grandmother working as a food vendor at Chon Buri province’s Bangsaen Beach, near Pattaya, was injured around 10:30 this morning by a falling branch from a coconut tree. Bleeding heavily, she was given medical care at the scene and rushed to a local hospital. She has since recovered and been released.

It’s believed that a strong breeze caused the dead branch to fall off an strike the woman, identified asBai Po Suphapha. Other vendors at the beach complain they have told area officials many times to keep the trees trimmed and claim they warned that this would happen.

Vendors told the local press that they hoped this incident, while unfortunate, would serve as a warning to area officials to trim the many trees in the area.

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SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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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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