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Video: Horrifying footage as woman felled by 22,000 volt wire outside Thai market
 
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Thai caption: Electrical authority take responsibility
 

Horrifying CCTV footage from the north east of Thailand showed the moment a woman was electrocuted by a 22,000 volt electrical wire outside a fresh food market.

 

She survived but has racked up a million baht in hospital bills since the incident.

 

Malinee was with a child who was uninjured and was about to get on a motorcycle. 

 

An initial flash and noise can be seen before Malinee is felled in what resembles a lightning bolt. 

 

Motorcycle taxi guys rush to her aid as another flash erupts. They were called heroes in the Thai media. 

 

The incident happened outside the Sikhio market in Nakhon Ratchasima on September 3rd earlier this year.

 

It only came to light on Tuesday when the husband of the victim posted on Facebook to appeal for help in getting her hospital bills paid and proper compensation. He asked for a lawyer, too.

 

He had accused the north eastern electrical authorities of foot dragging after his wife racked up bills of 970,000 baht in hospital. 

 

She is now home and is slowly on the mend but still needs regular dressing changes at hospital and physiotherapy. She experiences pain from her injuries and has difficulty walking. 

 

A director of the relevant electrical authority area called Natthawat denied that they had not taken responsibility. He said that a payment of one million baht has been agreed to cover her medical costs. 

 

And further discussions are underway regarding other compensation.

 

Sanook reported that the authority had been to the area to rectify the problem. 

 
Source: Sanook
 
 
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WARNING: The following video may be disturbing for some viewers. Discretion is advised
 
 

 

 

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28 minutes ago, Crossy said:

Looks like the cable failed at a joint and the lady was in the wrong place at the wrong time when it came down. Lucky to live.

 

IMHO 100% the supply authority at fault, there doesn't appear to be any outside influence on the cables or poles.

 

What cable ? all I saw was a flash from nowhere as if it had come from the grating on the ground next to the motorbike

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For starters why the he77 could this happen anyway? Reminds me reading somewhere, may even have been on TV a western electrician commenting about Thai electricians saying, "Why do Thai electricians think that the laws of physics do not apply in Thailand?"
 

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Might have been faulty work with connection, or just a plain simple accident. Accidents do happen. Trying to blame somebody here without proof, is dumb.

Lucky for her to be alive, and hope she will recover fully. Also big thumbs up to the quick motorbike taxi driver that rushed and saved her from the second chock she might not have survived.

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13 minutes ago, Hockeybik said:

I completely agree with you about laying blame without knowing what happened but someone is to blame. It may have been an accident but it was caused by a human being's negligence. It did not "just happen". 

Right. The question is if it was faulty parts/connectors or faulty work or if it was old and maintenance as well as check ups was ignored?

 

Or maybe something else, out of picture 50 meters away caused this to happen.

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5 minutes ago, Jane Dough said:

Do you really think the provincial electrical authority would be coughing up 1 million baht for hospital treatment and more in compensation if they didn't think they were guilty?

 

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No, I don´t. On the other hand it will be hard to prove if they are or not. Therefore they see it as a situation they can not get out of.

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

He said that a payment of one million baht has been agreed to cover her medical costs. 

A million baht just covers the hospital bills to date. They need to compensate all future hospital bills, therapy, loss of income, cosmetic surgery, and so on... she needs a good lawyer

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