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70-year-old mother ‘beaten by son’ attempts bridge jump

Street in Phuket town

PHUKET: Police and volunteers persuaded a 70 year-old woman not to jump off a footbridge in a suicide attempt in Phuket Town on Thursday. The distraught pensioner said she’d had enough of being beaten by her son and wanted to end it all.

The woman, whose name has been withheld, was perched atop the footbridge at Komaraphat Junction near the Honda outlet in Phuket Town. Police arrived at 2pm and enlisted the help of three technical college students to talk her down, which they were able to do after about 15 minutes of negotiations.

Full story: Phuket Gazette

Winai Sarot

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