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Japanese man dies after being hit by train while taking selfie on Death Railway

A Japanese man has died after being hit by train while he was trying to take a selfie on the Death Railway in Kanchanaburi.

Japanese man dies on death railwayBusinessman Haruhisa Saito, 52, suffered serious injuries to his head along with six broken ribs when he was hit by the train on Saturday morning.

Thai media reports that Mr Saito was trying to take a selfie and did not seem to be aware the train was coming behind him. Despite the driver sounding the train’s whistle several times, Mr Saito failed to move out of the way.

The impact of being hit by the train resulted in Mr Saito being thrown from the bridge and onto the ground 5 metres below. The accident was witnessed by hundreds of tourists who were nearby at the time.

Thairath reports that Mr Saito was the president of Silvec Co Ltd in Chonburi and had been taking employees from the company on a trip to Kanchanaburi when the accident occurred.

Rescue workers rushed Mr Saito to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Thai Visa / Thairath

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