Man and woman taking selfies at Bangkok railway station seriously injured after train hits them

BANGKOK: A man and a woman were hit by a train and seriously injured while posing for photos on railway tracks at Samsen Railway Station early Thursday (Feb 8), police said.

Their friend, Amornthep Tipnongwaeng, 25, told police that the three of them had been drinking alcohol along the tracks near the railway station at 4am when Walailak Sukama, 28, and Amnaj Nawantib, 25, wanted to take photos with an outbound train in the background.

However, they failed to notice the approach of an inbound train on another track. It was unclear why the pair had failed to do so.

Police captain Wisanusak Sueb-in, deputy inspector of Samsen Police Station, was alerted to the accident at 5am.

He said Walailak had her right leg amputated after she was hit and dragged by the train, while Amnaj was knocked unconscious.

Both were taken to Vajira Hospital.

Amornthep said the three of them had been drinking in the area for about an hour when his friends decided to pose with the outbound train.

Wisanusak said police had not yet checked footage from security cameras in the area and not decided whether to file charges. - The Straits Times/Asia News Network