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Thais Working in Korea Are Dying in Droves

Asian Highway No. 1 Gyongbu Expressway

Gyeongbu Expressway Asian Highway No. 1 Sign. Photo: ko:사용자.

SEOUL — Dozens of Thai nationals have frozen to death in Korea in this year, pointing to a worrying trend, the Thai Embassy in Seoul disclosed Tuesday night.

Harsh winters and lack of access to healthcare are to blame for the deaths of 66 undocumented Thai workers, a number that has more than doubled over four years ago as the ranks of Thai workers have swelled.

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By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich
Khaosod English