Belgian Tourist Brutally Beaten in Hua Hin

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Belgian Tourist Brutally Beaten in Hua Hin

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A Belgian retiree was gravely injured in an unprovoked attack in Hua Hin over a week ago, according to officials and witnesses.

The victim, identified as 63-year-old Jan from Riemst, in the province of Limburg, remains in a coma following the assault, Belgian news site VRT NWS reported. https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2024/04/11 ... -thailand/

The victim, identified as Jan, was attacked from behind while sitting on a sidewalk by a German national who is known to have been living in Hua Hin for some time and is associated with a local martial arts club.

The incident, captured on CCTV, shows the assailant approaching Jan unsuspectedly before violently assaulting him, resulting in severe head injuries.

According to medical professionals in Thailand, Jan underwent a 13-hour surgery to address multiple skull fractures and is currently in a coma with an uncertain prognosis. Doctors have placed numerous plates in his face, and while the surgery was successful, they estimate it could be three to eight months before he might regain consciousness. His condition is being carefully monitored, with treatments aimed at reducing brain swelling.

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What a terrible story. I hope he makes a full recovery. I hope he has insurance!

Pleased to read that the German attacker has been removed from the streets.
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The Hua Hin Today report is dated 15 April. So incident is at least 6 weeks ago.
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hhinner wrote: Wed May 22, 2024 1:09 pm The Hua Hin Today report is dated 15 April. So incident is at least 6 weeks ago.
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Sadly, this guy has now passed away.

https://www.huahintoday.com/local-news/ ... n-hua-hin/
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However, the whereabouts and legal status of the attacker is not known. :shock:
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Identity of German who attacked the Belgian still not made known publicly.

https://www.thaiexaminer.com/thai-news- ... bing-case/
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