New Zealand man dies after falling from train in Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi –

A New Zealander has been pronounced dead after he fell from a train while he was taking photos of the scenery of ‘The Death Railway’ route in the World War ll period in Kanchanaburi.

The Sai Yok Police was notified of the incident yesterday (December 27th) on the railway near the Kra Sae Cave in Sai Yok district.

They arrived at the scene to find the body of the foreign man who was later identified as Mr. Patrick Ward, 45, New Zealander national.

Witnesses on the train told police that the tourist was in a tour group. They got on the trail at the River Kwai Railway Station in Mueang Kanchanaburi district.

When arriving at the scene, the train was slowed down to let passengers taking photos of the beautiful scenery. Mr. Ward opened the train’s door to take a better photo but he slipped and fell down from the train which is about eight meters high from the ground.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.