44-year-old man dies after being run over by train in Chonburi, police believe victim was intoxicated

PHOTO: Pu Chonburi / Top News

Chonburi –

A 44-year-old man has been pronounced dead on a railway in the Phan Thong District after being run over by a train yesterday morning (October 8th).

The Phan Tong Police were notified of the accident at 9:50 A.M. near a temple in the Kok Keenon sub-district.

They and rescue workers arrived at the scene to find the body of Mr. Kampan Chaochengyuen, 44, lying on the railway. He was found lying face down and had suffered severe injuries from being run over by a train.

A bowl of half-eaten noodles was found near his body, leading police to believe that Kampan may have been eating on the train tracks prior to the accident. The train managed to stop about 300 meters further down the railway.

A security guard, Mr. Songkran Sornnarain, 58, who was at a security box nearby told Phan Thong police, “I saw Kampan walking shirtless near my security booth holding a bowl of noodles. He sat on the railway and began to eat his breakfast, despite me warning him about the dangers of such an action.”

“A train began to come, as I had warned, and began beeping a horn for Kampan to move. At this point, Kampan was lying down, using the railway as a pillow for his head when he was hit. The victim was not a local resident, I had never seen him previously. I yelled many times for him to move but he did not.” Songkran stated.

The train driver, Mr. Raewat Sriarj, 41, told Phan Thong police, “I saw something on the railway while approaching the area where the incident took place. It was hard to identify from far away as the man was not wearing a shirt and the man was lying down. I attempted to honk my horn but the victim was non-responsive, possibly intoxicated as he was lying on the railway track using the track as a pillow for his head. I managed to stop the train, but it took some time and I was unable to avoid hitting the man.”

Phan Thong police believe the incident was not a suicide and that the victim was likely heavily intoxicated. They stated they are continuing to investigate the incident.

PHOTO: Pu Chonburi / Top News


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.