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Myanmar worker seriously injured after being hit by BTS train

AN accident between Surasak and Chong Nonsi stations late last night left a Myanmar construction worker critically injured after he was hit by a speeding train, Naewna newspaper reported late this morning (June 27, 2020).

The 30-year-old worker was rushed to Lerdsin Hospital were the doctors later said he was out of danger.

The BTS management has still to issue an explanation about this accident.

However it is initially believed that the worker had violated regulations having started working before trains stopped running and the shift began.

In an unrelated development torrential all night rain in the North led to the key Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai road being cut off after floods damaged the stretch between kilometres 32-33 where repair work was underway,  Sanook.com reported today.

A public relations point has been set up to channel all traffic through a detour route which goes through a community.

Chiang Mai Governor Mr Charoenrit Sanguansat said he has contacted the Highways Department and the contractor to quickly repair this stretch of the road because if it rains heavily again the damage would be greatly worsened.

Around 900 villages are also greatly at risk of flooding, he added.


Top: The BTS train at standstill after hitting the construction worker. Photo: Naewna

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