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Husband dies after last meal of Som Tam brought to him by his wife

 

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BANGKOK: -- A 52 year old man died in Pathum Thani after going into shock following a meal of Som Tam (Papaya Salad) and chicken.

 

Noi Bunfak had just finished some renovations to his elder sister's shop in Soi Thammasuthee in Muang district when his wife Yupha suggested they go home, reported Thai Rath.

 

But Noi, from Thai Koh, Sam Khok, was hungry and sent his wife off to buy some noodles.

 

She couldn't find any for sale so Noi ordered a fiery hot plate of Som Tam with crabs and fermented fish that he consumed on her return.

 

However, he then went into shock and started gagging. His sister Bunnam Khowin, 54, gave his some whacks on his back and some strands of papaya flew out but the man then slumped to the ground and could not be revived.

 

Police who attended the scene found strips of papaya on the dead man's shoes but no other signs of injury.

 

The body was sent for autopsy.

 

The victim was known to suffer from a heart condition but police are not sure whether it was that or his final meal, or a combination of both, that led to his death.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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"Known to suffer from a heart condition,"  

 no first aid training!

R.I.P

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Sadly, people die every day. I'm not sure what makes this case newsworthy.

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poisoned!

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I would suspect the fish was bad and severe salmonella had developed.

Possibly dirty utensils, and dirty mortar and pestle. 

His stomach had an immediate reaction similar to a poison being taken ....

He would not have had much chance even if they have minor first aid training.

The patient would require a dose of salty water to induce vomiting immediately

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No more wacks on the back it can actually cause the object causing the choking to fall futher down the wind pipe

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5 hours ago, 55Jay said:

True.  And I wouldn't be surprised if some of them actually do die from complications linked to papaya salad laced with rotten fish and mud crabs from who knows where, prepared in the good old "dirty kitchen".   I don't do street food or local market food anymore, even reluctant to have a quick 35 Baht lunch at the local noodle shop.   

 

 

A Thai mate of mine eats somtam at my local restaurant , when I see the black crabs being torn apart and dropped in the pestle and mortar and then him/her sucking the bits off the legs I have to look away , all the good food here and they eat crabs from the rice fields !

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I Keep telling my wife no Som Tam she still tries to feed it to me :stoner:

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46 minutes ago, fantom said:

I think it is far more likely to be simple choking. Quick application of the Heimlich manouver may well have made the difference.

Reasons?

1.He was thai and familiar with som tum. no one else in the household suffered

2. 'whacked on the back and noodles flew out'

3. 'started gagging.'

 

Som Tum Bpoo has tiny crab shell shards throughout.  If I was going to be a betting man, I'd say a pice clawed its way into his throat.

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So did he eat papaya salad with chicken, like the opening paragraph says or did he eat a bowl of FIERY HOT som tam with crab and fermented fish....?  Which is it....?

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As  yet  an unexplained  death.

However I  have  convinced  my  wife  that  I  would  die if  I ate som  tum!

Not simply  because  of  the  reeking   fish sauce  or  the  dubious crab.

Both of these  ingredients are  enough to  remove any appetite.

But  fortunately  or  unfortunately  I am  one of those  individuals  who  simply  cannot  cope  with  chillies.

More  than a  mere  hint  of them  removes  my senses  of  both  taste  and  smell  for  several hours  as  well as  inducing   extreme intestinal pain.

I  remain  unimpressed  by the  sad  masochist self inflicted  tears  and  complaints  of   "   jep  jep"  followed  by  "aroi".

 

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3 hours ago, fantom said:

I think it is far more likely to be simple choking. Quick application of the Heimlich manouver may well have made the difference.

Reasons?

1.He was thai and familiar with som tum. no one else in the household suffered

2. 'whacked on the back and noodles flew out'

3. 'started gagging.'

 

The Heimlich maneuver, they couldn't even spell it, let alone use it. Even the elite Thais think its a chess move.

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1 minute ago, Dumbastheycome said:

As  yet  an unexplained  death.

However I  have  convinced  my  wife  that  I  would  die if  I ate som  tum!

Not simply  because  of  the  reeking   fish sauce  or  the  dubious crab.

Both of these  ingredients are  enough to  remove any appetite.

But  fortunately  or  unfortunately  I am  one of those  individuals  who  simply  cannot  cope  with  chillies.

More  than a  mere  hint  of them  removes  my senses  of  both  taste  and  smell  for  several hours  as  well as  inducing   extreme intestinal pain.

I  remain  unimpressed  by the  sad  masochist self inflicted  tears  and  complaints  of   "   jep  jep"  followed  by  "aroi".

 

I hate it when ive been cutting up chili's for a meal, and i wipe my eye with the chili holding hand. ouch!

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2 minutes ago, Khon Kaen Dave said:

I hate it when ive been cutting up chili's for a meal, and i wipe my eye with the chili holding hand. ouch!

Brave  man !I  have  seen  a  young  girl who  always  wears  swimming  goggles  when  handling  chillies. Maybe  she is  my  alternative  soul  mate?  lol

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10 minutes ago, Dumbastheycome said:

Brave  man !I  have  seen  a  young  girl who  always  wears  swimming  goggles  when  handling  chillies. Maybe  she is  my  alternative  soul  mate?  lol

There you go Dummers. Goggles are your friend.:smile:

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2 minutes ago, Khon Kaen Dave said:

There you go Dummers. Goggles are your friend.:smile:

 

2 minutes ago, Khon Kaen Dave said:

There you go Dummers. Goggles are your friend.:smile:

lol. 

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Nasty stuff - can't stand it but love most other Thai food. Needless to say the missus and all love it , nay are addicted to it and the tok,tok,tok of the preparation. Shouldn't knock it for it always comes out top when the recurring thread of what has Thailand ever invented comes up. RIP to the poor fella - autopsy report - cause of death - Som Tam.

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13 hours ago, fantom said:

I think it is far more likely to be simple choking. Quick application of the Heimlich manouver may well have made the difference.

Reasons?

1.He was thai and familiar with som tum. no one else in the household suffered

2. 'whacked on the back and noodles flew out'

3. 'started gagging.'

 

I don't think Thais are familiar with the "Heimlich maneuver"  even in Pattaya you might get a strange look !

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20 hours ago, dbrenn said:

Sadly, people die every day. I'm not sure what makes this case newsworthy.

 

Maybe it supports the Juntas move to shut down street food.

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2 hours ago, PatOngo said:

 

Maybe it supports the Juntas move to shut down street food.

Ahhhhh - well spotted. That could be it!

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