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Father’s bid to kill himself foiled by local

A grilled squid vendor in Ayutthaya tried to kill himself due to financial difficulties but was saved just in time by a local resident

On Wednesday, Chaiwat (surname withheld), posted a clip on Tik Tok saying his earnings had gone down to nothing and that he needed someone to take care of his daughters, aged eight and nine, in this cruel world.

He made the clip at his stall near Bansang School in Ayutthaya’s Bang Pa-in district and then tried to kill himself by consuming poison. His young daughters were also at the scene.

However, his bid for suicide was foiled when a local showed and took him to hospital.

Thaksin Pimklang told the press that he decided to visit the stall after seeing the Tik Tok clip on social media. Upon arrival, he saw the vendor crying with his children before swallowing the poison

Chaiwat’s wife said her husband worked as a delivery man earlier but quit after his salary was reduced due to the Covid-19 crisis.

However, she said, selling grilled squid was no better, as there were hardly any customers.

She said their car was also confiscated because they could not meet the payments, adding that Chaiwat had tried to hang himself earlier.

As of press time, there was no information if anything had been done to help the family.


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