Officials collect the body of the Taiwanese tour guide at the Tham Krasae train station in Kanchanaburi on Saturday. (Photo by Piyarach Chongcharoen)
KANCHANABURI – 36-year-old Taiwanese tour guide Lin Yung-pei was killed instantly on Saturday after jumping from a train and falling onto the rails below as it pulled into a station in Kanchanaburi, Thailand
When Police officers and emergency crews arrived at the scene around 2pm they found a crowd of Thai and foreign tourists looking at the man’s body on the rails beside the platform. After an initial examination, his body was taken to Sai Yok Hospital in Kanchanaburi.
Police said Lin Yung-pei had been leading about 30 Taiwanese tourists on a trip from the Don Rak station in Muang Kanchanaburi district to the Sak Yok Noi waterfall.
As the train was pulling into Tham Krasae station to pick up more passengers, he decided to jump onto the platform. Unfortunately the strap of the bag around his neck got caught on a steel handrail and he was pulled onto the track beneath the train. He was crushed to death before the eyes of the horrified tourists.
Police reported the incident to the man’s relatives through Taiwanese diplomats and said they would double-check the cause of death.