Railway Deaths

Railway Deaths

Tragic Train Incident in Rayong Claims Lives of Three Teenagers

In a somber event early this morning in Rayong’s Ban Chang district, three teenagers lost their lives in a tragic accident on the railway tracks. The incident occurred at 4:30 AM today (June 3), when a train, operated by 51-year-old Rewat Pansri from Bangkok’s Bang Sue district, encountered the youths lying on the tracks, covered by sea holly branches. Despite efforts to brake, the train could not stop in time, resulting in the fatalities.

Upon arrival at the scene near a railway-side village in Tambon Samnak Thon, law enforcement discovered the bodies spread out, each approximately four meters apart, with dismembered remains scattered across the site. The victims, estimated to be between 15 to 17 years old, bore facial injuries beyond recognition and were found separated from their limbs.

Investigations revealed that the teenagers bore traditional tattoo markings and were in possession of broken amulets of the deity Jatukham Rammathep, hinting at possible involvement in ritualistic practices or a concealed murder, which authorities are keen to explore further.

Rewat was transporting 40 train cars from Laem Chabang in Chonburi to pick up goods at the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate in Rayong. Upon approaching the site, he noticed the three youths arranged on the tracks but was unable to halt the train in time. Initial theories suggest the teenagers were testing the protective powers of their tattoos and amulets, but further investigation is required to uncover the full story behind this heartrending occurrence.