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Mosquito bite in Thailand causes Dutchman to lose both legs
A Dutchman living in Nakhon Rathasima in Thailand is on a mission to spread awareness about “flesh-eating bacteria” (necrotising fasciitis) after a mosquito bite led to the amputation of his left leg and lower right leg.
Long-term expat, 62 year old Ed Olieslagers from the Netherlands, went to the hospital in April last year after a mosquito bite became inflamed and painful with no signs of healing.
Just two hours later, Ed was diagnosed with necrotising fasciitis, a rare bacterial infection that spreads rapidly and can cause death.
After nine operations, it was clear that Ed’s left leg would need to be amputated above the knee to save his life, four months after his diagnosis.
Then, Ed’s lower right leg also had to be amputated due to thrombosis complications.
Ed spent many years living in Phuket and later ran a successful swimming pool and construction business called Samui Water Solutions Ltd. However, his business collapsed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Thailand’s Wild Boar football team pays tribute to captain “Dom” after his sudden death
Thailand’s Wild Boar football team is paying tribute to Duangpetch “Dom” Promthep, 17, who died suddenly in England.
As the captain of the 13 Wild Boars football team, “Dom” was rescued from the Tham Luang Cave in Chiang Rai back in 2018 after the cave flash-flooded leaving them trapped inside for 17 days.
According to Khaosod English, the Associated Press reported that “Dom” was found unconscious in his room at the Brooke House College Football Academy in Leicestershire last Sunday.
He was then taken to a hospital where he died on Tuesday, according to Thailand’s Zico Foundation. The school also confirmed his death.
Debate targets PM’s kin
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday denied allegations of nepotism after the opposition accused his nephew of being involved in bid rigging in state procurement projects.
Speaking during a general debate in parliament on Wednesday, Gen Prayut said: “For any accusations of irregularities, let the justice system take its course.
Gen Prayut was responding to the Pheu Thai Party MP for Roi Et, kh. Jiraporn who took aim at his nephew during the general debate that kicked off on Wednesday.
She claimed his nephew was granted the privilege of opening and operating a construction company on the grounds of a military camp in Phitsanulok.
She went on to say that the company had to move from the military camp on Nov 3, 2016 following public criticism, a check found that despite the company operating at a loss between 2012 and 2013, it was still awarded three construction projects worth 28 million baht by the army in 2014.
Surf’s up in Hua Hin! Festival coming up
The annual Hua Hin Surf Festival is coming up next week in Thailand’s scenic seaside town. The event in Thailand brings together surfers, beach enthusiasts, and thrill seekers from all over the country.
This year’s event is set to take place on February 25 to 26 at Khao Takiab beach and promises to be bigger and better than ever. The festival is a celebration of surf culture, fun, and entertainment, and will feature a range of competitions, food, live music, and activities.
Surfers from all over Thailand will compete for prizes and bragging rights in a variety of categories. The competition is divided into five events. Prizes, trophies, and gift vouchers totalling nearly 400,000 baht are up for grabs, making it an exciting and competitive event.
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