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Phuket university freshman forced to run herself to death

Jack Burton




A university freshman in Phuket has died after reportedly being forced to run until she collapsed yesterday. It’s thought the incident was related to hazing. Phuket Rajabhat University insists it was cheerleading practice, though it has promised to investigate allegations that 19 year old Phornphiphat “Nong Mint” Eaddam was forced to run until she had seizures. The university has given her family 100,000 baht in compensation.

In a earlier Facebook post, the family said they prayed in vain that the treatment given at Vachira Phuket Hospital’s ICU would save her. The family, which has won widespread support from Thai netizens, is considering filing a police report.

Sanook reports that Nong arrived late for cheerleading practice and was forced by a senior student to run 8 laps around the field. By the seventh lap she’d turned pale, but was required to keep running, The autopsy revealed the cause of death as lung hemorrhage, causing nasal and oral bleeding, and a 16 minute cardiac arrest, leading to a lack of oxygen in the brain.

Phuket university freshman forced to run herself to death | News by Thaiger

SOURCES: Nation Thailand | Khaosod


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    Friday, August 21, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    very sad story, but very common practice of abuse and shaming of youngs by seniors, all thai society is based on that, then the abuser end up paying a ridicule 2700 euros for killing someone in the most sadistic way, welcome to the land of smiles….

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    Randy Lahey

    Friday, August 21, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    This reminds me a lot of schools in China as well. Where they force the students to over do themselves. The bad thing is that the school never pays out and always blames the family for it.

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    James Bond

    Friday, August 21, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Disgusting…..Thailand should be ashamed, but it won’t be, of course, because this is just normal…same in the Military…sad people.

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    Perceville Smithers

    Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 4:29 am

    Sad. Reads like a scene out of an Asian Horror movie…hazing mixed with maybe some jealousy from one young lady and no one stopping it leads to the death of another. Then the cover up follows.

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    Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Sounds like manslaughter.
    Why isn’t the senior being given similar abuse if not prosecution?!

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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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