Phuket flower-seller caught in drain

PHUKET: Heavy rains caused another accident yesterday when a Phuket flower vendor slipped on wet pavement and got his foot stuck in a drain.

Unable to dislodge himself, Preecha Petpradab, 36, relied on rescue workers to free him.

Mr Preecha was organizing the flowers in front of his shop on Pattana Thongtin Road in Wichit when he tumbled into the drain.

Kusoldharm Rescue workers were called at about 8:30pm and found the stuck Mr Preecha surrounded by a crowd of onlookers.

“We spent about 20 minutes helping him out of the drain before transferring him to Vachira Hospital. Fortunately, he just had a flesh wound and didn’t break any bones,” said a rescue worker.

Mr Preecha was treated at the hospital and discharged.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News

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