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Money lender offers paralyzed man 1,000 baht after power pole accident

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A Khon Kaen woman went to the media for justice after a male relative fell off a power pole doing repairs. 

She said the police have done nothing and she complained about a callous money lender whose actions have led to nothing but problems. 

Money lender offers paralyzed man 1,000 baht after power pole accident | News by Samui Times

Pichaiyuth, 40, will be bed ridden for the rest of his life after breaking vertebrae in his neck. He can’t even breathe by himself. He has been in hospital for a month already.

His relative Thanom, 59, said that he had borrowed 4,000 baht from a man and wanted help in extending an electrical power pole as he couldn’t do the work himself. 

The money lender – an investor in the same neighborhood – imposed on Pichaiyuth to do the work himself as he owed him money. This disagreement went on since the start of January.

Eventually Pichaiyuth reluctantly agreed and after several neighbors refused to go up the pole he took it on himself to make the repairs. 

A sling broke sending Thanom crashing to the ground. 

The money lender refused to pay the hospital bills. 

But he said that he would give him 5,000 baht to help out – minus the 4,000 he was owed so he handed over 1,000 baht. 

After police in the Nong Song Hong district failed to resolve the issue the family have gone to Sanook for action. 

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