A British tourist who fell from a moving train as he was travelling from Bangkok to Surat Thani is now out of danger after he was treated at a hospital in Chumporn province.
The victim, Clark Daniel Timothy, was found lying unconscious next to the rail track about 500 metres from Thung Kha railway station in Muang district of Chumporn. Passers-by who stumbled on the tourist then alerted rescue workers who arrived at the scene and had him taken to the provincial hospital for emergency treatment.
Timothy was in coma when he arrived at the hospital and was put in intensive care unit where he was operated on to remove blood from his brain.
The victim's travelling companion, British tourist Ross Wilkirk, told police that the two of them planned to visit Koh Tao and Koh Pha-ngan in Surat Thani before leaving for Cambodia.
On March 31, they took a third-class train at Hualamphong, heading for Surat Thani. Wilkirk said at about 3 am on April 1, Timothy told him he would go out of the carriage to smoke at the carriage staircase.
He said when he woke up at about 5 am and still Timothy was not back to his seat. So he searched the whole train to look for his friend and could not locate him.
Suspecting of something wrong, he reported to railway police of his missing friend. Later on on the same day, he received a call from the railway police that Timothy is hospitalized in Chumporn and his condition is now stable.
It was reported that the victim's mother would be arriving in Thailand to visit his ailing son.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)