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Teenage volunteer succumbs to illness after clearing firebreak in Chiang Mai jungle


A 13-year-old volunteer died mysteriously after sweeping up leaves in a jungle near her hometown in Chiang Mai.

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Teenage volunteer succumbs to illness after clearing firebreak in Chiang Mai jungle

Though the child died last week, her mother Aree Kanmangmee, 38, only spoke about it on Tuesday.

Teenage volunteer succumbs to illness after clearing firebreak in Chiang Mai jungle

She said her daughter, Natthawarun Anusornpana, had joined her father, friends and other villagers to sweep up dried leaves in a local jungle to create a firebreak on Saturday.

Aree said her daughter’s friend had told her that Natthawarun had started vomiting and had fainted while sweeping.

The teenager was brought down the hill for first aid and later taken to hospital.

Teenage volunteer succumbs to illness after clearing firebreak in Chiang Mai jungle

She then succumbed to her illness on Sunday in Nakhonping hospital.

Aree said initially she thought her daughter had been possessed by an evil spirit but later found out that she had a brain-related illness.

Teenage volunteer succumbs to illness after clearing firebreak in Chiang Mai jungle

Published : February 23, 2021

By : THE NATION