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Man found dead after falling from train in Surat Thani

Jack Burton

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A man has been found dead under a railway bridge in the southern province of Surat Thani. Police say he is believed to have fallen to his death from a train. A train ticket was found with the man’s belongings when the body was discovered.

The man’s body, wearing shorts and a green T-shirt, was found by two boys playing under the bridge yesterday morning. His limbs were broken and he was body was badly mangled. His stomach was torn open, exposing his internal organs.

Bangkok Post reports that a mobile phone, security guard ID card and a train ticket were found in his bag. Police identified him as 33 year old Patipat Boonniyom. The train ticket showed he boarded the train in Surat Thani, heading for Bangkok.

It’s believed he boarded the train at 8.44pm on Saturday and fell while it was passing over the bridge at about 9pm. An investigation is underway to establish how he would have fallen from the train.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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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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