Burmese woman rescued by tourists in Sri Racha after attempting suicide by jumping into the sea

Sriracha, Chonburi –

  Tourists spotted a Burmese woman jumping into the sea in what appeared to be a suicide attempt in Sriracha, Chonburi, entering the water themselves to rescue her.

Today, March 31st, 2022, around 10:00 A.M., tourists who came to pay respect to holy entities on Koh Loy Sriracha, Sriracha district, Chonburi spotted a woman jumping into the sea in a suicidal attempt. The tourists, then, shouted for help from nearby people, and two men jumped into the sea and helped get the woman out of the water.According to rescue workers who arrived later, the victim, 40, Burmese, was only crying and could not communicate, so an interpreter was called in to assist with the translation. Her name was withheld per our editorial policy in suicide reports and articles.

Later, the victim revealed that she had been working in Thailand for 10 years. But recently, her entire family who lived in Myanmar were reportedly murdered and burnt during a conflict between the military goverment and the citizens. Three months ago, her working passport had just expired, so she became unemployed, could not return to her country, and had to spend all of her savings during Covid-19. This forced her to attempt suicide today.

As of press time, she was still with the police from Sriracha police station at the moment to wait for further assistance from relevant agencies.

If you or someone you know is feeling depressed please reach out for help. The Pattaya News suggests the Samaritans of Thailand which can be reached here: https://www.facebook.com/Samaritans.Thailand/

Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.