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Abandoned, ailing Australian woman gets help


AN AILING elderly Australian woman abandoned at a hostel in Bangkok’s Bang Rak district by an unidentified foreign man was helped by a city councillor who got her admitted to Klang Hospital for treatment, Matichon newspaper said this evening (Nov. 270.

Mr. Viput Sriwaurai, a councillor for this district, said hostel staff contacted him yesterday about the 67-year-old woman who was brought here by a foreign man who had called them to rent accommodation for a sick friend for two nights. However he could no longer be contacted.

The Australian woman, whose one leg has been amputated, suffers from burns on her body with sores having also developed and is unable to help herself.

Hostel staff took care of her for 24 hours then contacted the councillor for help.

“So far I have contacted the Australian embassy for assistance as she is an Australian citizen. I contacted Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s medical department to take her to Klang hospital for treatment as her condition could worsen.

“Police are trying to track the foreign man who abandoned her and if anyone has any information about him they could either call the police or notify me,” Viput said.


The Australian woman being taken to Klang Hospital from the hostel in Bang Rak area. Photo: Matichon

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