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In hindsight, sitting atop a well cover isn’t the safest place for a casual chat. Two local Thai men in Bang Lamung found that out the hard way after their chatting turned to horror when the cover they were sitting on broke, plunging them into a deep well. One man was able to be rescued, but the second man died in the water pit. The incident took place yesterday afternoon on Soi in the Nong Pla Lai subdistrict of Bang Lamung in Chon Buri, when a 47 year old man sat chatting and smoking cigarettes with a 60 year old […]

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2 hours ago, Thaiger said:

He was found to be suffering from emotional distress, but physically unharmed by the ordeal.

A shock no doubt, almost a near death experience, having the other guy drown beside him.

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If you happen to own a "pit well" it is strongly suggested you attach and place a strong polypropylene rope inside that falls well below the water line just for accidents such as this. Placing knots every half meter. Saves lives and maybe even yours.

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