Death of Citizen in Phuket Riots - Thailand News And Articles

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Death of Citizen in Phuket Riots

One Man Diets in Phuket Riots

A rescue worker in Phuket has expressed his feelings on the Phuket riots at Thaland Police Station, he believes, because of roads and areas blocked off, that a hospital patient in transit couldn't get the service he needed from a hospital.

“An ambulance from Krabi was blocked from going to Bangkok Hospital Phuket by the mob and had to reroute to Thalang Hospital. The nurse provided CPR [cardiopulmonary resuscitation] the entire time. However, the patient was pronounced dead on arrival,” 
He wouldn't give his real name, and went by the name of A.Wai on a Facebook post. 

“His condition started to worsen when the ambulance arrived in Phuket. Though it is impossible to say one way or the other if the blockade led to the man’s death, the mob without a doubt delayed the patient from getting the care he needed,” Mr A said.
The Governer in Phuket has released a statement:

 “I have not seen any official report, but I am sorry for the family who lost their loved one, at this stage, we are in the process of identifying all violent members of the mob,” Gov Chamroen said. “Guilty parties will not be able to elude officials, because the entire event was recorded by CCTV and police cameras."
 Phuket Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtad hasn't received any information about this and has urged the family involved to make a formal complaint. 

When people riot they need to be aware of ordinary citizens, their actions can effect others in a big way.