Authorities Desperately Searching For Victim After Man Spits In Fellow Train Passenger's Face Before Dropping Dead From Virus
A passenger was found dead onboard a train in Thailand due to the virus responsible for the raging pandemic.
According to Metro UK, the infected man was identified as 56-year-old Anan Sahoh, who was on a train leaving Bangkok headed towards the southern city of Narathiwat.
His final act before boarding was spitting on an unidentified traveler, and the horrific encounter was captured by surveillance cameras.
Man with coronavirus spits at passenger before collapsing dead on train https://t.co/6oT3sTbvYd via @MetroUK… https://t.co/Pw0Js3FYbU— Phil Neilsen (@Phil Neilsen)1585840159.0
Now, authorities are desperately searching for the victim who was spat on as he is now most likely infected from the interaction.
Thakoon Intrachom, the director of Thailand's State Railway, explained:
"We are now worried about a man that was spat at in the security camera footage."
"Initially, we coordinated with the railway police but they have not found him yet."
"We want to announce that if anyone knows him or if he has heard about the news, then he should please go to the hospital immediately."
You can watch the disturbing footage that was shared by the New York Post, here.
The CCTV footage revealed Sahoh stumbling around Bang Sue station in Bangkok with a crutch and ignoring the social distancing markings on the ground.
He approached the victim – whose back of the head was visible – and spat in his face before hobbling away.
Although Sahoh succumbed to the virus, it did not prevent social media users from posthumously denouncing him for his despicable actions.
That man would have been dead before the spit even hit my face. https://t.co/pz2rejkQvc— Gangster BoB MIAMI D BOYZ RIP D.F.S. (@Gangster BoB MIAMI D BOYZ RIP D.F.S.)1585853773.0
@TMZ We know the guy went straight to Hell— Our culture not just good but is Damn Good (@Our culture not just good but is Damn Good)1585853920.0
Demon infected with #coronavirus spits on a stranger, as they waited in line for train tickets in Thailand Then dr… https://t.co/jEpUvtYWxA— 🇭ip~ (@🇭ip~)1585841093.0
Metro UK reported that Sahoh had just returned from Pakistan and passed the mandatory thermal checks at Suvarnabhumi Airport (unofficially known as Bangkok Airport).
@TMZ If he could pass that mandatory temperature test to get on board that train then these temperature tests are w… https://t.co/vk1YtYTxhm— Marie-addy Nelson (@Marie-addy Nelson)1585853928.0
When Sahoh boarded the train, the outlet reported that he had a normal temperature of 96.8ºF.
During the journey, however, passengers called for the train staff after witnessing him coughing and vomiting.
His symptoms eventually subsided when the train reached Hua Hin station, and his temperature remained steady at 96.8ºF.
By approximately 10:15 p.m., Sahoh collapsed in front of the toilet when the train arrived at Prachuap Khiri Khan's Thap Sakae district.
Medics confirmed he was dead and that he tested positive for the virus.
As if people needed something else to fear.
@TMZ Not only do I have worry about a virus, I have to worry about crazy people purposely giving it to me 🤦🏾♂️— El Kabong (@El Kabong)1585854627.0
I got hammered on Twitter for saying I’d rather be sucker punched than spit on a few months ago. This is why. https://t.co/yELbZWZYes— Robb Crocker (@Robb Crocker)1585855380.0
@TMZ omg... he might as well shot the victim with a gun.— ashley (@ashley)1585857579.0
@TMZ And people wonder why I like animals more then people. 🙄— pyr411 (@pyr411)1585858657.0
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Officials disinfected the carriage Sahoh shared with approximately 15 other passengers and ordered 11 of them to quarantine – including two Bang Sue station staff members, a security guard, seven railway workers, and a railway police officer.