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Disabled man sets off from Phuket to Bangkok on makeshift wheelchair

Disabled man sets off from Phuket to Bangkok on makeshift wheelchair

PHUKET: A disabled man set off from Phuket today (Oct 28) on a journey to Bangkok to honour the late HM King Bhumibol. The man will make the full 842-kilometre journey pushing himself along with one leg on a makeshift wheelchair.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 28 October 2016, 03:16PM


Mr Sompong will make the 842-kilometre journey by pushing himself with  one leg on a makeshift wheelchair. Photo: Facebook

Mr Sompong will make the 842-kilometre journey by pushing himself with one leg on a makeshift wheelchair. Photo: Facebook

Jantima Kraithong posted a photo of the man on public group Facebook today along with the message: “This man is heading to Bangkok to pay respect to the late King, if anyone sees him on the road please assist with food and water.”

The man, named only as Mr Sompong, is said to work as a TV repairman on the island and he was spotted by local residents at 10am this morning as he pushed himself along Thepkrasettri road in Mai Khao.

It has also been said that Mr Sompong was also seen joining The “Bike for Dad” event held last year to mark the late King’s 88th Birthday.

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Rorii | 06 November 2016 - 07:22:40

Any follow up, on this guys progress?

Rorii | 31 October 2016 - 06:54:15

Not wanting to put the guy down, but, one leg, one arm, homemade wheelchair, on very dangerous roads not designed for wheelchairsale. Good luck mate, I hope your guardian angel is with you all the way.

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