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Phrae: Spider-bitten patient dies in hospital

The man in Phrae province who was bitten by a Brown Tarantula spider and had his leg amputated to save his life has died of intestinal haemorrhage.

Dr Thongchai Meeluekarn, deputy director of Phrae provincial hospital, said that the patient, Mr Uthai Wiangkham, a native of Mae Puak, Den Chai district, was placed under 24-hour watch after he had his leg which was bitten by the spider amputated in order to spare his life.

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