Man survives four days trapped in Bangkok sewer

A 44-year-old man is rescued from a sewer in Bangkok on Saturday, after hiding there for four days. (Photos supplied)
A 44-year-old man is rescued from a sewer in Bangkok on Saturday, after hiding there for four days. (Photos supplied)

A man was rescued from a sewer in Ratchathewi district of Bangkok on Saturday, after reportedly being trapped for four days.

The Amarin radio centre received a report at 1.47pm that a man, aged about 40-50, had been found trapped in a sewer in Phetchaburi Soi 2.

Rescuers opened the covered sewer pipe and lowered a ladder to help the man to safety.

Bystanders were heard shouting that the man had fallen in about four days earlier.

He has been taken to Petcharavej Hospital for medical attention.

The man was found trapped in the sewer after a passer-by heard him calling for help, police said.

The man was identified as Yosakorn Jannamsai, 44, from Chaiyaphum province.

Mr Yosakorn told police that he had hidden in the pipe to evade someone who was chasing him. He has no criminal record and works as a security guard, police said.

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Vocabulary

  • bystander: a person who is standing near and watching something that is happening but is not taking part in it - ผู้เห็นเหตุการณ์, ผู้สังเกตการณ์
  • chase (verb): to run or drive after somebody/something in order to catch them; (in sports) to be behind in the score and try to catch up - ไล่ตาม
  • criminal record (noun): a police record of arrests and/or crimes that a person was found guilty of -
  • evade: to avoid or escape from someone or something - หลีกเลี่ยง
  • ladder: a piece of equipment for reaching high places that consists of two long pieces of wood or metal joined by smaller pieces called rungs - บันได
  • passer-by: one who passes by, one who walks past - คนผ่านไปมา
  • pipe (noun): a long tube used for carrying water, oil, gas, etc. from one place to another place - ท่อ
  • rescuer: a person who saves someone from a dangerous or unpleasant situation - ผู้ช่วยชีวิต
  • sewer: an underground pipe or passage that carries sewage (liquid waste) - ท่อน้ำเสีย, ท่อระบายน้ำ
  • survive: to continue to live - มีชีวิตรอด
  • trapped : to be unable to leave a place - ถูกกับดัก
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