Woman killed by Airport Rail Link train 6 months pregnant, often fainted, friend says

Photo: Workpoint News/ Facebook
Photo: Workpoint News/ Facebook

The woman who was tragically killed after she fell onto the tracks of the Airport Rail Link train yesterday was identified as 32-year-old Rodsarin Plianla, who was six months pregnant.

At about 7am yesterday, Rodsarin died instantly when a train ran over her at Ban Thap Chang station. The train’s driver, who was not identified, said he saw Rodsarin lying on the tracks and pulled the emergency brake, but the train did not stop in time.

Wisut Chanmanee, CEO of the Airport Rail Link, said that the cause of her fall has not yet been concluded and the investigation is ongoing.

According to Rodsarin’s friend, the woman worked in accounting in the Silom area and often fainted during her pregnancy.

Her friend said Rodsarin was having a boy, according to Workpoint News.

The video of the incident was widely shared online. It showed Rodsarin falling and then collapsing onto the tracks. She remained motionless as the train approached.

The security guard at the scene reportedly pushed the emergency stop button, but it was no help.

The Airport Rail Link said in a press conference yesterday that Rodsarin’s family is entitled to claim THB400,000, about US$11,770, compensation from insurance. The train operator will also pay an additional THB40,000 for Rodsarin’s funeral.

Following the incident, the Airport Rail Link has vowed to install platform screen doors at all stations. The contract for their construction is meant to be signed in August.

Currently, only Suvarnabhumi station has barriers between the platform and the train tracks, Kapook reported.

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