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Family of woman killed by train urge safety standards

Jun 20. 2017
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By The Nation

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The grieving family of a pregnant woman killed on the Airport Rail Link train tracks picked up her body for funeral services on Tuesday.

Rossarin Plianlar, who was six months pregnant, reportedly fainted while waiting for a train to arrive and fell onto the tracks at the Ban Thap Chang station on Monday morning. An oncoming train hit her and she died at the scene. 

It was the first such tragedy at the Airport Rail Link, raising concerns about passenger safety. 

“My family is grieving over her death. We hope this is the last tragedy in the transportation system,” Rossarin’s husband Piyapong Rorbkorb said on Tuesday, as he received her body from the Institute of Forensic Medicine. “Please ensure people’s safety.” 

He said he had not discussed compensation with the Airport Rail Link operator.

Rossarin’s funeral rites will be held at a temple in her hometown of Nan. 

At present, only the Airport Rail Link’s Suvarnabhumi Airport station has been equipped with platform screen doors. 

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