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By now, you should have heard of some updates of the 14 year-old Thai student named Nitcharee Peneakchanasak who lost both of her legs in the MRT, Ang Mo Kio station, two months back. I’m going to blog about it anyway.
I recently watched an interview with Nicharee via Channel 3 Thailand through Youtube. It was all in Thai so I doubt many of you would understand and that’s why I’m going to share some main points here in the Thai’s point of view and of course the victim herself and the family.
Regards to the interview on 15 June 2011, Channel 3 Thailand News. Reported by Sorayut.
Besides the sadness of this incident, the great news is that Nitcharee is now almost fully-recovered from the injuries from her time in Tan Tok Seng hospital. She complimented the fast process of healing the hospital has provided as well as thankful to all the encouragement from everywhere. She is now back home in Thailand.
During the ending of part 1 to beginning of part 2 of the interview.
The father of Nitcharee claimed that the medical fees in Singapore is well above 1 mil Baht or SGD 40,000 and SMRT did not claim responsibility for the medical bills or even helped to lighten that financial burden. However, SMRT did offer to give them 120,000 Baht or SGD 5000 when her treatment was completed and was ready to return home.
Nitcharee said during the interview that she was standing about 1 foot behind the yellow line when pushed by the crowd as the train was approaching. They were rushing to get in front of everyone else so that they could board the train first. She couldn’t balance herself with that pressure from the back so she fell on to the tracks. She was still conscious at that moment on the railway and she immediately shouted for help as she knew that something tragic was going to happen.
Although we do not know the truth behind what truly happened that day, I am sure we have all experienced the pushing and rushing of the rowdy crowd when we are taking the MRT.
Nitcharee has a dream to be a psychiatrist to help people. She said that this accident made her stronger, firstly encouraging herself to get through this horrifying ordeal then move on to helping others.
If we ever thought we had a tough life, then maybe we should look at this incident and think over again. Let’s all pray for the best for her.
ps. I’m not judging but only translating here. However, please feel free to share your points of view on this matter.