Thong Pha Phum

Villagers resigned to enduring sickness caused by a lead contaminated creek

Date of Release: 
May 3 2016

Claiming lack of help from the authorities, the residents of Lower Klity Village in Kanchanaburi's Thong Pha Phum District say they have no choice but to endure chronic sickness.

The cause is lead poisoning and they blame a nearby contaminated creek to be the source of their troubles.

Here, the village people say, is where the problems start:

It was another hot afternoon in Lower Klity Village. Wichai Nasuankanok - a 15-year-old boy who identified himself as nine years old - rushed down to the Klity Creek and jumped into the clear cool water.

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